Elmer to Giants, Thayer to Mets

Dale Thayer

Relief Pitcher
Tampa Bay Rays


The Mets have signed right-hander Dale Thayer to a minor league contract, according to Foxsports.com. He will not receive an invite to major league camp.

Thayer, 30, has appeared in 12 games in relief for the Tampa Bay Rays over the past two seasons, compiling a 7.47 ERA.

Thayer went 4-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 46 relief appearances for Triple-A Durham last season.

Meanwhile, Elmer Dessens has landed with the San Francisco Giants, Puro Beísbol reported, via MLBTradeRumors.com.