Press Release: – Jason Isringhausen

Mets Sign RHP Jason Isringhausen to a Minor League Contract

2-Time All-Star Has 293 Career Major League Saves

February 16, 2011 -The New York Mets announced last night that they have signed RHP JASON ISRINGHAUSEN to a minor league contract in an invitation to major league spring training.

Isringhausen, 38, was originally selected by the Mets in the 44th round in the 1991 First-Year Player Draft. The 6-3, 230-pounder pitched with the Mets from 1995-1999 going 18-21 with one save and a 4.67 ERA in 60 games, 52 starts.

Isringhausen last pitched in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009 appearing in nine games. He underwent “Tommy John” surgery following his brief stint with the Rays.

Last year, Isringhausen pitched in seven games with the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliate, going 1-0 with a 9.53 ERA (5.2IP, 6ER).

The righthander is 45-50 with 293 saves during his 14-year major league career with the Mets, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and Rays. Isringhausen was named to the All-Star team in 2000 and 2005 and led the National League with 47 saves in 2004.

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