Apparently some people still believe that the Wilpons facing a billion-dollar lawsuit will affect the ability of the Mets to pursue premium free agents. How wrong they are!
The Mets have signed right-hander Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract that includes an invite to their Major League Spring Training camp, reports Newsday’s David Lennon.
Isringhausen, 38, last pitched in the majors in 2009 with the Rays before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He signed a minor league deal with Cincinnati last summer and threw just 5 2/3 innings for the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate. Isringhausen threw a bullpen session for the Reds last month and another for the Mets today, so obviously the Mets brass liked what they saw from the 14-year veteran.
Score! If Wilson and Pulsipher won’t come out of retirement, I’m sure Eric Hillman’s agent is still taking phone calls.