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Ex-Mets on the move

Mets reliever Carlos Torres signs autographs before the July 4, 2013 game between the Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Mets reliever Carlos Torres signs autographs before the July 4, 2013 game between the Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

With the start of spring training just days away, we’ve reached the point in the off-season where free agents get ready to take minor league contracts with invitations to major league camp.

On Wednesday, former Mets reliever Carlos Torres signed with the Atlanta Braves organization.

Today, former Mets reliever Eric O’Flaherty signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

And former Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been approached by the New York Yankees, who find themselves in need of a regular first baseman in Triple-A as the result of Greg Bird‘s season-ending injury.

I’ll wish Torres well, at least unless he pitches against the Mets. I won’t wish any particular ill of O’Flaherty.

Ike Davis during a public appearance after his rookie season with the Mets. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Ike Davis during a public appearance after his rookie season with the Mets. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

And Davis? Well, I’m still trying to figure out how it all went wrong for him…I remember lining up with hundreds of other Mets fans in the winter of 2010-11 to get Davis’ autograph at a CitiBank branch opening, thinking Davis would be the Mets’ first baseman for years to come. Now, he’s probably looking at starting the 2016 season in Triple-A.

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