Mets sign Buddy Carlyle, three others to minor league contracts

BaronThe Mets announced on Monday the procurement of four players to minor league contracts, signing LHP Duane Below, RHP Buddy Carlyle, 1B Marc Krauss, and LHP Andrew Barbosa .

All but Barbosa have received invitations to Major League Spring Training.

Carlyle, 37, was with the Mets in 2015 and recorded his first big league save on Opening Day against the Nationals in 2015, but was limited to only 11 games and required season-ending hip surgery on June 16. He went 1-0 with a 5.63 ERA for the Mets in 2015 after making the team out of Spring Training.

Below, 30, was signed by the organization in 2015 and went 4-3 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 games, five starts with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015. He has gone 2-4 with a 4.27 ERA in 43 major league games with the Tigers and Marlins from 2011-2013.

Krauss, 28, played in 27 major league games for three different teams in 2015, hitting .141 with three runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI with the Angels, Rays and Tigers. Krauss hit .275 with 12 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 38 RBI in 70 minor league games last season. Krauss has hit .188 with 30 runs scored, 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 146 major league games with the Astros, Rays, Angels and Tigers over parts of three seasons from 2013-2015.

Barbosa, 28 went 5-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 19 games, six starts for Single-A Mobile and Double-A Mississippi in 2015. He was released by the Diamondbacks on April 23 and signed with the Braves on July 10. In four minor league seasons, Barbosa is 26-19 with a 3.65 ERA and 423 strikeouts in 80 games, 67 starts.

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