The New York Mets are looking to improve their bullpen. They’ve gone to look for right-handed help in Venezuela.
So far this offseason, the New York Mets have signed Ben Rowen to a minor league deal. That’s it in terms of bullpen help. Teams look for pitching at all ends of the earth. The Mets are no exception as they are scouting a pitcher in Venezuela who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 in Jose Arredondo.
The Mets are among teams scouting free-agent RHP Jose Arredondo, who is currently pitching for Bravos de Margarita in the Venezuela winter league.
Arredondo was with the Cincinnati Reds back in 2012, where he went 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 66 games. In 61 innings, he struck out 62 while walking 31.
Arredondo was in the minors the following year and pitched in the Dominican Winter League in 2013 and 2014.
He pitched in 2016 for York in the Independent League. In 35 games, he went 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA. In 36 innings, he struck out 39.
For Bravos de Margarita, he is 1-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 31 games.