Kiko Calero, Mets agree to deal

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets and right-hander Kiko Calero have agreed to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

The Mets announced the move in a statement Thursday.

The 35-year-old Calero pitched for the Florida Marlins last season, going 2-2 with a 1.95 ERA in 67 relief appearances. He allowed 36 hits with 30 walks and 69 strikeouts in 60 innings, leading the Marlins' bullpen in ERA.

He made his major league debut in 2003 with the St. Louis Cardinals and spent part of the 2004 season with the Cardinals before playing for the Oakland Athletics from 2005 to 2008.

Calero is 14-12 with seven saves and a 3.24 ERA in 313 career games. In 302 2/3 innings, he has surrendered 236 hits with 126 walks and 324 strikeouts.