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Mets sign Scott Atchison

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 29, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced the club signed righthanded pitcher Scott Atchison to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

Atchison, 36, spent last season with Boston, appearing in 42 games out of the bullpen and compiling a 2-1 record with a career-best 1.58 ERA (nine earned runs/51.1 innings). The 6-2, 200-pound native of Denton, TX ranked second in the American League, and fourth in the majors, in ERA among relievers with at least 50.0 innings pitched.

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Originally selected in the 49th round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, Atchison made his debut in 2004 with Seattle. Over six major league seasons with the Mariners, San Francisco and the Red Sox, Atchison owns a 7-7 record and a 3.48 ERA (81 earned runs/209.2 innings) in 155 games, one start.

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