Mets bring back Carlyle on Minor League deal

The Mets have signed right-handed pitcher Buddy Carlyle to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Monday.

Carlyle went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA over 27 appearances during three separate stints with the Mets in 2014. He ranked sixth among NL pitchers in ERA (minimum 30.0 innings) and had 21 scoreless outings. He’s expected to compete for a spot in the bullpen in Spring Training.

Carlyle, 37, has also pitched for the Padres, Dodgers, Braves and Yankees over an eight-year career in the Majors. He has a lifetime 5.13 ERA over 139 games, including 27 starts.

–Austin Laymance 

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