Mets sign two pitchers, assign to Triple-A Las Vegas

The Mets announced they have signed righthand pitchers Mitch Talbot and Daryl Thompson to minor league deals. They were both assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Talbot pitched in the majors with Tampa Bay in 2008 and Cleveland in 2010-11, with a combined 5.30 ERA and 1.646 WHIP. He last pitched in the Miami Marlins organization, but only made three starts in the minors due to an elbow injury before they released him.

Thompson, 28, was last with the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. In four games in the majors with Cincinatti in 2008 and 20011, he has a 8.31 ERA and 2.192 WHIP.

From the Mets:

MITCH TALBOT: The Mets signed righthanded pitcher Mitch Talbot today and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. The 6-1, 180-pound native of Cedar City, UT spent this season in the Miami organization, appearing in one game New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before an elbow injury sidelined him. He made two starts with the GCL Marlins (R) of the Gulf Coast League before the Marlins released him. Talbot last appeared in the majors with Cleveland in 2011. He is 12-19 with a 5.30 ERA (137 earned runs/232.2 innings) in 43 career games, 41 starts, over three seasons with the Indians and Tampa Bay.

DARYL THOMPSON: The Mets have signed RHP Daryl Thompson to a minor league contract and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League…Thompson, 28, was pitching with the Southern Maryland Blue Claws of the Atlantic League…He was 10-5 with a 3.17 ERA (44 earned runs/124.2 innings)…Thompson allowed 114 hits, 49 runs, issued 39 walks and struck out 73 batters…He pitched in one game with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, going 0-1 and he appeared in three games with the Reds in 2008, going 0-2.

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