New York Mets sign pitcher Adam Wilk to minor league deal
Apr 1, 2016; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Adam Wilk (74) throws a warm up pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets made a very quiet acquisition on Thursday by signing left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk to a minor league deal.

The New York Mets have signed left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk to a minor league deal on Thursday which includes an invite to Spring Training.

The 29-year old has not pitched on a major league field since 2015 and that was only for one game. In nine career major league appearances, Wilk is 0-3 with a 6.49 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

Despite the poor career stats, the left-hander did not do too bad while pitching in Triple-A last season. In 2016 with the Durham Bulls, Wilk went 2-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 15 starts.

The only reason this signing makes sense for New York is because they will be looking for a lefty specialist in the bullpen and they feel Wilk might be their guy.

It is definitely not the signing that many Mets fans are looking for, but it is a good move for the depth and all-around strength of the team.

 

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