Righties Ben Rowen, Cory Burns agree with Mets

BY AP • December 15, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Right-hander Ben Rowen has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will attend big league spring training.

Rowen, 28, was 0-4 with a 2.47 ERA and one save this year for Toronto's Triple-A team at Buffalo, then was claimed by Milwaukee off waivers on Aug. 4 and had a 1.69 ERA at Triple-A Colorado Springs with 12 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings.

He allowed five earned runs over three innings during four games with the Brewers in September. His first big league action was eight games with Texas in 2014.

New York also agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with 29-year-old right-hander Cory Burns, who went 0-3 with a 2.17 ERA and 31 saves in 55 games this year with Lancaster of the independent Atlantic League. He made his big league debut for San Diego against the Mets on Aug. 4, 2012, and has a 1-1 record a 4.60 ERA in 27 big league appearances for the Padres and Texas in 2012 and `13.

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