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Mets re-sign Ryan Cordell and Erasmo Ramírez

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The Mets originally signed both players in January to compete for a spot on the major league roster.

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The New York Mets have made the latest additions to their 60-player roster pool, re-signing outfielder Ryan Cordell and right-handed reliever Erasmo Ramírez to compete for a spot on the club. New York originally signed both Cordell and Ramirez on spring training invites back in January.

Cordell was originally drafted in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers and eventually made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2018. In parts of two seasons in Chicago, he slashed .205/.267/.335 with eight home runs, a 60 wRC+, and a -0.8 fWAR in 287 plate appearances.

Cordell put up solid numbers during spring training for the Mets in the before times. He collected a team-high 37 at-bats before play was shut down and posted a .270/.289/.378 slash line with one home run, though he did strike out 13 times too. Despite that, his performance was good enough to help him finish third in the Amazin’ Avenue King of Spring Training poll in March. He becomes the seventh outfielder on the depth chart for the Mets, joining Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Yoenis Cespedes, Jake Marisnick, Jarrett Parker, and Johneshwy Fargas.

Ramirez is an eight-year veteran who originally signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2007. In parts of eight seasons with three major league teams, he’s posted a 4.40 ERA, a 4.58 FIP, and a 1.26 WHIP in 640.2 innings pitched. He only made one appearance last year with the Boston Red Sox and allowed four earned runs (including two home runs) in three innings pitched against the New York Yankees. He logged eight innings for the Mets this past spring, allowing one earned run on five hits with ten strikeouts over four appearances before play was halted.

The Mets announced their pool last night, which only included 45 players to start. Along with their signing of Hunter Strickland, as well as bringing back Cordell and Ramirez, the pool is now up to 48 players. The first full squad workout is set for later this week.