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Kevin Mulvey is back with the Mets on a minor league contract

Mar 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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Kevin Mulvey’s career has officially come full circle, as the Mets announced this morning that he has returned to the club on a minor league deal.

Mulvey, who turns 27 in May, was a second-round pick of the Mets back in 2006 and was later dealt to the Twins along with Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber and Deolis Guerra in the Johan Santana trade. However, he’s more famous for his inclusion in that deal that anything he’s done in the major leagues.

Mulvey made just two appearances with the Twins in 2009 before being traded to the Diamondbacks for current Mets’ reliever Jon Rauch. He had a 6.92 ERA over eight appearances (four starts) with the D-Backs from 2009-2010 and posted an ugly 6.64 ERA over 19 starts with the club’s Triple-A affiliate last year.

The Mets are hurting for rotation depth at the moment, as I mentioned earlier this morning, but Mulvey is at the point in his career where he’ll function strictly as organizational depth. If for some reason he makes a start at the major league level this season, chances are something went very wrong.

  1. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    “If for some reason he makes a start at the major league level this season, chances are something went very wrong.”

    So, this being the Mets, you’re saying he’ll be our #4 started by the end of the season. Got it.

    • Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      starter*

      /edit function puh-leeze

  2. Old Gator - Mar 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    It was my understanding that by the end of their clawback trial, all Mutts contracts will be minor league deals.

    • vivabear - Mar 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      You’re obviously mistaken.

      • Old Gator - Mar 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM

        You’re somewhere between a remora and a turtle leech.

      • vivabear - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

        I am not, actually…they are both native to the atlantic – and in remora’s case also the Mediterranean. I’m not anywhere close to being between there.

      • Old Gator - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

        Leave it to you to choose only one dimension of the statement.

      • vivabear - Mar 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

        You should be more specific.

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