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New York Mets offseason news and notes 12/15/11

The New York Mets announced on Thursday that they have signed lefty pitcher Chuck James to a Minor League contract and invited him to spring training.  James is a 30 year-old, who recorded a 6.10 ERA during his time with the Minnesota Twins bullpen last summer.

James has seen most of the time in the pen, can also be used as a spot-starter if needed. The lefty has had a history of injuries though-as he has gone through surgery to repair a labrum in his left shoulder in 2008.

It was also announced on the Mets official website that starter R.A. Dickey will be honored next month at the Thurman Munson Awards in New York City. The awards honor ‘on-field excellence and community service’ in the New York Community.

The annual gala, which also serves as a memorial to the late Yankees catcher and captain, benefits AHRC-New York City Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click here for more information on the foundation:

http://www.ahrcnycfoundation.org/

Written on December 15, 2011

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