Elmer Dessens Signed

After a month of holding our collective breath, it’s finally official: Elmer Dessens has re-signed with the Mets.

The lights-out mopup man returns to the organization for one year, minor league contract that could be worth as much as $700,000 if he makes the 40-man roster.

We can all rest easy knowing Dessens will be among the spring training invites in February.

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