Mets Work Out Deal with Pitcher 1/20/14
NEW YORK - John Lannan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and is expected to compete for the fifth starter's job at spring training. The 29-year-old left-hander was 3-6 with a 5.33 earned run average in 14 starts for Philadelphia last season. He was sidelined from April 17 to June 17 by a strained tendon in his left knee and didn't pitch after Aug. 14 because of chronic tendinitis that needed surgery.
New York also settled its arbitration case with right-hander Dillon Gee (jee), agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,625,000, the midpoint between the $4.05 million he had requested and the $3.2 million he had been offered Friday.