The New York Mets have signed ex-Cleveland Indians southpaw Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league deal for the 2017 season.

The New York Mets have finally made a more significant move on the bullpen free agency front, as the club has signed lefty Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league contract, with an invite to Spring Training, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

If Gorzelanny breaks camp in Queens, he’ll receive the $1 million the deal is worth, but it does include $1.8 million in incentives at the major league level as well.

The contract also stipulates that should Gorzelanny not make the MLB roster by March 24, he has an option to sign with a team in an Asian league.

Gorzelanny has bounced around the majors significantly in his 12-year career, as he has played for the Pirates, Cubs, Nationals, Brewers, Tigers and, most recently, the Indians during that time.

A second round pick in the 2003 MLB Draft, Gorzelanny has started 121 games in his career, but only has 11 starts over the last five seasons combined.

In Cleveland, the 6-foot-2 southpaw was only at the major league level for three innings, and he was beat up to the tune of a 21.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP. But in the four seasons prior to that, he produced a respectable 3.64 ERA and 204 strikeouts over 217.2 innings of work.

Currently the Mets only have three lefties pushing for bullpen roles on the 40 man roster – Sean Gilmartin, Josh Edgin and Josh Smoker – making the signing of Gorzelanny a welcome move by Mets brass.

2016 stalwart Jerry Blevins remains a free agent, but recent reports are showing that general manager Sandy Alderson has cooled on his efforts against signing relievers past a one-year deal, opening the Mets back up to the two-year seeking Blevins in the process.

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