The New York Mets announced recently that the club has signed pitchers Zach Muckenhirn and Denyi [DEN-yee] Reyes to minor league contracts with an invitation to major league Spring Training.
Muckenhirn, 27, appeared in 47 games with Triple-A Charlotte in the Chicago White Sox organization last season, going 3-1 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA (19 ER/55.0 IP) with 23 walks and 56 strikeouts. Across six minor league seasons, he is 21-21 with a 3.82 ERA (159 ER/375.0 IP) with 137 walks and 387 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in 11th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Dakota.
Reyes, 26, made his major league debut as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2022. He appeared in three games (one start) with the club, posting a 2.35 ERA (2 ER/7.2 IP) with a walk and three strikeouts. In seven minor league seasons, Reyes owns a 45-28 record with a 3.29 ERA (218 ER/596.1 IP), 89 walks and 526 strikeouts. He was originally signed as a non-drafted minor league free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 2014.
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