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Mets Acquire Veteran Pitcher

The New York Mets have announced that they have signed pitcher Aaron Harang to a minor league deal and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.  Harang was recently designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners, prior to being released.

The Mets are the fourth organization that Harang has been with in 2013.  He started the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, before being traded to the Colorado Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez.  Harang didn’t last a week with the Rockies, as they moved him to the Mariners, in exchange for minor league pitcher, Steve Hensley.

Harang had a rough season with the Mariners, amassing a bloated 5.76 ERA.  He pitched 120 innings in 22 starts.

The 35-year old Harang has had a solid major league career.  In 15 seasons he compiled a 110-115 record with a 4.29 ERA in 321 career appearances.

Interesting that the Mets are committed to a young movement, yet in addition to Harang,  they have picked up veterans Daisuke Mastsuzaka, Daryl Thompson, Mitch Talbot and Cory Wade in recent weeks.