The Mets agreed to a one-year contract with RH reliever Jenrry Mejia -- who is banned for life from baseball -- in what was a formality, according to the Associated Press.
Mejia agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.7 million, though he will not receive the money unless he applies for and receives reinstatement.
The Mets and Mejia went through the same formality prior to last season, when he received a one-year deal worth $1.97 million.
Mejia was given a lifetime ban from baseball in February of 2016 after his third positive test for an illegal performance enhancing substance.
He remains on the Mets' roster on the restricted list.