Mets lefty relief options aside from Edgin are underwhelming
Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcherScott Rice
against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Scott Rice, 33, had season-ending elbow surgery on July 23 and the Mets removed Rice from the 40-man roster in October before re-signing him to a minor league deal in December.
Rice posted a 5.93 ERA and 1.98 WHIP for the Mets in 2014 in 13.2 innings pitched spanning 32 appearances.
Before his injury woes, Rice put together a solid season for the Mets in 2013, posting a 3.71 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 51 innings (73 appearances).
In 2013, Rice held left-handed hitters to a .167/.244/.223 in 37 innings pitched while allowing 1 home run and striking out 35.
If he’s healthy, Rice could be a decent option. However, while his 2013 season was solid, it wasn’t that impressive.
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