The Mets have signed right-handed relief pitcher Cam Robinson to a minor league deal and invited him to major league spring training, according to Mike Puma of the Post. The move is the latest in the team’s string of relatively low-profile signings.
The 24-year-old Robinson was drafted by the Brewers in the 23rd round in 2017 and has not yet thrown a pitch at the major league level. In 49 appearances in the minors at the Double-A and Triple-A levels this year, he threw 50.2 innings and had a 5.33 ERA with 10.3 strikeouts and 6.9 walks per nine innings.
Walks have been an issue for Robinson throughout most of his professional career. Over the course of six seasons, he’s totaled 5.7 walks per nine, and his best single-season walk rate came in 2022 when he walked 4.2 per nine.
There’s no risk in the move from the Mets’ perspective, of course, but their bullpen still needs help beyond Edwin Díaz and Brooks Raley heading into the 2024 season.