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Report: Mets agree to 1-year, $2M deal with Jorge López

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The New York Mets added some depth to their bullpen Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $2-million contract with right-hander Jorge López, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

López, 30, pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles in 2023. He endured a dismal season while bouncing around the league, posting a 5.95 ERA, 5.76 FIP, and 1.51 WHIP along with 49 strikeouts and three saves in 59 total innings.

His difficult year came on the heels of a career-best 2022 campaign during which he represented Baltimore at the All-Star Game. López tallied 23 saves along with a 2.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in his All-Star season but regressed over the final two months after being traded to Minnesota.

With the Mets, he'll likely serve in a middle relief role but could also work late in games ahead of closer Edwin Díaz. López joins fellow free-agent signings Michael Tonkin and Austin Adams as additions to New York's bullpen.

Originally drafted by Milwaukee in 2011, the Puerto Rico native owns a lifetime 22-40 record with a 5.51 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, 418 strikeouts, and 27 saves across 230 appearances (58 starts) with five teams.

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