Now Commenting On:

Mets sign Craig Hansen


FLUSHING, N.Y., July 24, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the team signed righthanded pitcher Craig Hansen to a minor league contract that runs through next season.  The former first-round pick will report to Port St. Lucie, FL, to begin a throwing program.

Hansen, 28, last pitched professionally during 2010 in Pittsburgh’s minor league system at Bradenton (A) of the Florida State League and Altoona (AA) of the Eastern League. The 6-6, 230-pound native of Glen Cove, NY, last appeared in the majors for Pittsburgh in 2009, not receiving a decision in five games and compiling a 5.68 ERA (four earned runs/6.1 innings).

Originally drafted by Boston 26th overall in 2005 out of St. John’s University, the righthander made his major league debut that year.  Over parts of five major league seasons, Hansen went 4-9 with a 6.34 ERA (66 earned runs/93.2 innings) in 95 games.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español