It’s not the big move you’re probably still hoping for, but the Mets agreed to minor-league contract with four players: Outfielder Bobby Kielty, right-handers Tony Armas Jr. and Matt DeSalvo, and left-hander Valerio de los Santos.
Kielty has not played in the major leagues since 2007, when he pinch hit in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the World Series and homered on the first pitch from Colorado’s Brian Fuentes. It put Boston ahead 4-1, and the Red Sox went on to win 4-3 for their second World Series title in four seasons.
Armas Jr. was 1-0 with a 7.56 ERA in three appearances with the Mets last year and won his only start, July 1 at St. Louis. He was 5-7 with a 2.54 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A New Orleans.
DeSalvo, 28, had a 31.50 ERA in two relief appearances for Atlanta last season, allowing seven runs and 11 hits in two innings. He was 2-11 with a 4.87 ERA in eight starts and 26 relief appearances at Triple-A Richmond.
De los Santos was 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two starts for Colorado last year, when he went 4-5 with a 5.63 ERA in eight starts and 15 relief appearances for Triple-A Colorado Springs.