Elmer Dessens will join the Mets this season on a minor league contract. The deal will pay him $600,000 if he’s on the major league roster and has an additional $150,00 in incentives.
Dessens turned 38 years old last month. He’s kicked around the league for 12 years, pitching in four games last season for the Braves in relief. He started five games for the Rockies in 2007.
Expect him to start the season at Triple-A Buffalo and make a possible appearance in the bullpen if things start to go haywire during the season. Otherwise, Buffalo is the only place you’ll get to see him pitch this season.