Mets sign lefty reliever Luis Avilan to minor-league deal

Avilan was most recently with the division rival Phillies and pitched to a 3.18 ERA in only 5.2 innings at the major league level last season. Before that, he bounced around between the Braves and Dodgers and had his best season in Atlanta as a 23-year-old when he threw 65 innings to a 1.52 ERA and 5-0 record. Left handers have a career .213 average against him and he has a strikeout/walk ratio of nearly three against them.

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