The Mets and Elvis picked up another bargain basement lefty late yesterday when they signed former Marlin Taylor Tankersley to a minor league with a spring training invite.
He will try to make the team as a lefty specialist . Tankersley who is 28, missed all of the 2009 major league season with an elbow injury. He played briefly in 2010 but refused a minor league assignment . Over the course of 4 years with the fish he amassed a ERA of about 4.50 and had 8.8 K/9 and a very high walk total of 5.3 BB/9.
I feel bad for Dan Warthen. I know most of the time players kind of thin themselves out but with the Mets amassing lame arms to see who will stick, Warthen has his job cut out for him.