Tim Healey is reporting that it’s looking like that veteran right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter has opted out of his deal with the Mets.
Hunter appeared in five games this spring and pitched to a 3.60 ERA. The righty had a 1-1 record in 5.0 innings pitched and struck out three batters, he also held the opposition to a .167 batting average.
Throughout his career, Hunter has posted an ERA of 4.08 in 863.1 innings pitched. However, the Mets have a ton of depth in relief with pitchers like Miguel Castro and Drew Smith, just to name a couple.
A few years ago I would’ve said that Hunter could find a job relatively quick but the truth is that a lot has changed over the years. Good luck to Tommy Hunter!! Unless he’s pitching against us, of course.