The Mets have signed RHP A.J. Griffin to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to major league Spring Training.
Griffin, 30, had a 5.13 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 61 strikeouts in 77.1 innings (15 relief appearances, three starts) last season for the Rangers.
He has a career ERA of 4.34 (5.00 FIP) to go along with a 1.22 WHIP in four seasons with the Athletics and Rangers -- including the 2016 season, when he tossed 119 innings (23 starts) for the A's.
Griffin did not pitch in the majors in 2014 or 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
This is almost certainly a depth signing for Triple-A Las Vegas, with the Mets' rotation full at the moment and their bullpen expected to be made up of players who are already in camp.