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 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -The New York Mets finalized a one-year minor league contract with right-hander Brian Lawrence on Wednesday.
The deal had been in the works for several days, and Lawrence just had to pass a physical to make it official.
Lawrence, designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies on April 19 and then released, will report to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He is expected to join Triple-A New Orleans at some point.
Adding Lawrence provides the Mets with an experienced arm for insurance with Orlando Hernandez on the disabled list nursing a right shoulder injury. Lawrence, who turns 31 on Monday, went 0-2 with an 8.91 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs this year.
He spent parts of five major league seasons with the San Diego Padres from 2001-05, but hasn't pitched in a major league game since going 7-15 in '05. He was the Padres' minor league player of the year in 2000, then won 10 or more games in the majors from 2002-04. He was a 15-game winner in '04.
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