Dessens agrees to minor league contract with Mets
Right-hander Elmer Dessens is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a minor league contract.
Dessens, who turns 39 next month, would get a split contract if added to the 40-man roster that would pay $700,000 in the majors and $90,000 in the minors.
He had no record and a 3.31 ERA in 28 appearances for the Mets last season, and has a 48-62 record with five teams in 13 major league seasons.
He can earn $150,000 in bonuses under Friday's deal: $30,000 each for 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 relief appearances.