AP source: Mets reach agreement with Rauch
The New York Mets agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with reliever Jon Rauch, their first move since All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes left for the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.
A 33-year-old right-hander, Rauch was 5-4 with 11 saves in 16 chances and a 4.85 ERA last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, who declined his $3.75 million option. He has 85 big league saves in a career that includes time with the Chicago White Sox, Montreal-Washington, Arizona and Minnesota, including a career-high 21 for the Twins in 2010.
Reyes agreed Sunday to a $106 million, six-year contract with the Marlins, a deal that could be finalized Wednesday.