Mets bring back Jeremy Hefner

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven Inman

Photo by CBS Sports

Photo by CBS Sports

The Mets have brought back SP Jeremy Hefner on a minor league deal. Hefner will spend most of the season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery but will be under the Mets control as an arbitration eligible player after the season. The Mets will save about 500,000 on Hefner’s deal here and won’t lose any service time over the right-hander.

Before being shut down in August and undergoing surgery, the 27-year old posted a 4.34 ERA in 130.2 innings with the Mets.

Hefner had a nice year for the Mets last year and will be depth for the team in 2015 when a lot of their young players like Rafael Montero and Noah Synderrgaard are ready to anchor the Mets rotation.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – I am pleased by this move. In fact, I was disappointed when they non-tendered him earlier this month. Jeremy made some adjustments last season after a bad start and then pitched very well in June. He is a good insurance policy to have for our young rotation moving forward. Plus he is inexpensive. Until he can pitch again, Carlos Torres can serve as the Mets 6th starter and long man. Having said, that, the Mets, in my opinion, should sign Aaroyo, Drew and Perez for the BP. They should keep Murphy and give Davis another shot. Thanks, Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike I completely agree with Torres he was awesome last year and the Mets could do a lot worse than having Carlos as a longman/6th starter. Hefner could pitch towards the end of the year but bringing him back was more for 2015 and beyond.

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