The Mets this evening announced they have invited greying, heavyset ex-Dodger Olmedo Saenz to spring training with the idea he could become the right-handed power threat and backup to Carlos Delgado the lineup would seem to call out for. Saenz last appeared in No. 8 with Los Angeles.
Also invited to camp is veteran washout Tony Armas Jr., who’ll compete for a rotation slot and secretly root for injuries until its time to report to New Orleans. Armas most recently appeared in No. 36 with the Nationals and could easily appear in it again given Willie Collazo‘s own grip on a roster slot.
Update: Mets.com reports Wednesday that Armas will suit up in No. 44. Thanks Jason for the updates.