Despite the fact that he will miss the first 50 games of the 2007 season because of a 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, the Mets re-signed reliever Gulliermo Mota to a 2-year, $5 million deal.
Mota was 1-3 in 37 2/3 IP with a 6.21 ERA with Cleveland. Then he joined the Mets and was 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings. In seven posteason games (8 1/3 IP), Mota had an ERA of 5.40.
The Mets 51st game won't be until June 3 at home against Arizona, barring any postponements.