In an attempt to build bullpen depth, the Mets have signed RHP Stolmy Pimentel to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training, the team announced on Tuesday.
Pimentel, 25, made eight relief appearances for the Rangers in 2015 and was 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA. He was then sent to Triple-A Round Rock and spent the rest of his season in the minor leagues.
He made 12 starts and five relief appearances for Round Rock in 2015, going 5-3 with a 5.40 ERA in those 17 games. But in his five relief outings, Pimentel posted a 1.80 ERA with 15 strikeouts.
Pimentel has a 4.39 ERA in 33 major league relief appearances, spanning three seasons from 2013-2015.