Reports: Mets nearing deal with reliever Jake Diekman

League: MLB

Posted on: 01 Feb, 2024 at 05:29 PM

Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are nearing a deal with free agent reliever Jake Diekman, per multiple reports on Thursday.

The 37-year-old left-hander has pitched for eight major league teams during his 12-year career.

Diekman split 2023 with the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, posting a 3.34 ERA in 63 appearances.

He is 25-31 with 15 saves and a 3.82 ERA in 662 career games (zero starts), striking out 724 in 570 1/3 innings.

He also has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox.

--Field Level Media