Report: Mets Sign Former Red Sox Pitcher Casey Fossum


February 9, 2011

Old friend Casey Fossum can be added to the growing list of left-handed relievers to sign with the Mets this offseason, according to Adam Rubin of

The former Red Sox first-round supplemental selection (48th overall) will compete for a spot in the pen with Taylor Tankersley, Tim Byrdak and Mike O'Conner.

Now 33, Fossum pitched for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan last season and previously made three appearances with the Mets in 2009.  

In three years with the Red Sox (2001-03), Fossum bounced between the starting rotation and bullpen, winning 14 games, before being sent to Arizona in the trade that brought Curt Schilling to Boston. The southpaw's last significant work in the majors came in 2008 for the Tigers, where he posted a 5.66 ERA in 31 appearances. 


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