The Mets added another arm to their relief corps on Sunday, officially announcing the signing of veteran Pat Mahomes to a minor league contract.
Mahomes, 34, did not pitch in the major leagues at all in 2004. The right-hander was a member of the Mets in 1999 and 2000 and appeared in 92 games for New York over those two seasons.
In 1999, Mahomes was 8-0 with a 3.68 ERA in 39 appearances for Bobby Valentine's Wild Card club.
He spent all of last season in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League with three different organizations, pitching for Nashville (Pittsburgh Pirates), Albuquerque (Florida Marlins) and Edmonton (Montreal Expos). His best numbers were with Edmonton, where he was 4-4 with a 4.88 ERA in 24.0 innings (20 appearances).
Mahomes has a lifetime 5.47 ERA in 308 appearances (63 starts), and last appeared in the majors with the 2003 Pirates, going 0-1 with a 4.84 ERA in nine games (one start).
Mahomes has also pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs.