The Mets just picked up reliever Brian Stokes from Tampa Bay this afternoon for cash considerations. He was added to the MetsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 40-man roster, which is currently at 36.
Stokes, 28, appeared in 59 games for the Rays, which was fourth in the American League among rookie relievers. His numbers were a Guillermo Mota-like 2-7 with a 7.07 ERA, and in 62 1/3 innings gave up 49 runs on 90 hits and 25 walks.
Stokes is currently pitching for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League, where he is 3-3 with three saves and a 4.30 ERA in 12 appearances.