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