The Mets have announced that they have signed Wilfredo Boscan to a minor league deal and he will be reporting to minor league camp. The right-hander made his MLB debut last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, posting a 1-1 record with a 6.46 ERA in 15.1 innings over one start and five relief appearances. With the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, Boscan finished with a 6-7 record in 17 games with a 3.75 ERA.
Boscan, now 26, was signed out of Venezuela by the Texas Rangers in 2006 and remained with the organization until 2012. After spending some time in both the Padres and Red Sox minor league systems, Boscan signed with the Pirates before the 2015 season. He saw his latest action at the end of 2016 with the Braves’ Triple-A affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, where he allowed eight runs—and 27 baserunners—in just nine innings.
In 981 minor league innings Boscan has 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.3 walks per nine innings. If he sees significant time with the Mets this year, something has probably gone horribly wrong.