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Mets Ink Miguel Batista, Fernando Cabrera To Minor League Deals

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Miguel Batista (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Miguel Batista (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Mets have agreed to minor league contracts with right-handers Miguel Batista and Fernando Cabrera, inviting both to spring training.

The 40-year-old Batista split last season between the St. Louis Cardinals and Mets, going a combined 5-2 with a 3.60 ERA. He appeared in 35 games, making five starts.

Batista was 2-0 with a 2.64 ERA in nine games (four starts) with the Mets after they called him up from Triple-A Buffalo. He became the oldest pitcher in club history to throw a shutout when he beat Cincinnati 3-0 in the season finale.

Cabrera, 30, spent last season with Triple-A Sacramento in the Oakland Athletics organization. He has pitched out of the bullpen in the majors for Boston, Baltimore and Cleveland, going 8-7 with a 5.24 ERA and one save in 132 games.

The Mets also signed shortstop Sean Kazmar, who will report to minor league camp.

Kazmar, 27, hit .253 with 45 RBIs for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers last season.

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