The Mets first acquired Fernando Salas from the Angels on August 31. Before coming to the Mets, he pitched to a 4.47 ERA in 58 games with Las Angeles. In 17 games with New York, he pitched in 17 games with a solid 2.08 ERA. He gave up just 11 hits, four runs, three home runs, and no walks while striking out 19 hitters in 17.1 innings of work. Overall in 2016, Salas went 3-7 with a 3.91 ERA.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets have re-signed Fernando Salas.
Source: #Mets bringing back free-agent reliever Fernando Salas. Deal will be pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 3, 2017
Fernando Salas is a solid addition to the Mets ‘pen, especially if Jeurys Familia is suspended to start the season. Before re-signing Salas, the Mets were rumored to be interested in relievers Sergio Romo and Joe Smith among others. It seems as if the signing of Salas will remove the Mets interest in adding another right-handed relief pitcher, but the Mets still seem to be interested in re-signing LHP Jerry Blevins.