Scott Atchison Signs Minor League Contract With Mets That Includes Invitation to MLB Spring Training


Scott AtchisonScott Atchison was one of the Red Sox’ pleasant surprises last season, but he won’t be a part of the Red Sox’ new-look pitching staff this season.

Atchison signed a minor league contract with the Mets that includes an invitation to major league spring training, the Mets announced Tuesday. According to’s Rob Bradford, Atchison will make $700,000 if he makes the Mets’ major league club, and the reliever will then have a chance to make $150,000 in incentives.

Atchison, who will turn 37 in March, tossed 51 1/3 innings over 42 appearances with the Red Sox in 2012. He pitched well, compiling a 1.58 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP, but he battled a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, which forced him to miss some action in the middle of the season.

The Red Sox decided to non-tender Atchison earlier this offseason, and he subsequently became a free agent.

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