According to a press release posted by the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets have signed lefthanded pitcher Adam Pettyjohn and assigned him to Buffalo.
Don’t get too excited, folks. The 32-year-old Pettyjohn, once a “can’t-miss” prospect, has been a career minor leaguer going back to 1998. Pitching for the Louisville Bats last year, he set a Louisville record with 15 wins. That earned him a September callup with the Cincinnati Reds, and he appeared in 3 ballgames (starting one). In four innings pitched, he allowed 11 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP, and 9 runs. It was his first taste of the bigs since 2001.
Gotta love the Mets’ obsession with stocking southpaws in Buffalo. Makes me want to go outside and start flipping baseballs against the wall with my left hand. Hey, you never know.