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Kiko Calero Released by New York Mets
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According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets released right-handed reliever Kiko Calero, whom they signed to a minor league deal this offseason.

Calero, 35, pitched for the Marlins last year and had an impressive season, putting up a 1.95 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 60 innings. The Mets signed him late in the offseason after injury concerns scared away most other teams.

He didn’t make the squad out of spring training and has struggled so far in Triple-A Buffalo. In 10 games there he has a 2-0 record with a 10.59 ERA. He has also struck out 16 and walked nine in 17 innings.

This doesn’t do much to the Mets right now. He hasn’t been much of an option for Flushing, especially considering the way he’s pitched. Still, it is a little surprising that he wasn’t given a chance in The Show, but I guess with the way the bullpen has been, there wasn’t a huge need.

It’s too bad. I thought this was a good low-risk signing by the Mets. Tell us your thoughts.

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