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11/28/2007 2:58 PM ET
Mets acquire RHP Brian Stokes
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The New York Mets announced today that they have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Brian Stokes from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations. Stokes will be added to New York's 40-man roster, which now stands at 36.

Stokes, 28, went 2-7 with a 7.07 ERA in 59 games for Tampa Bay last year. In 62.1 innings, the 6-1, 210-pounder allowed 90 hits, 49 runs, earned, with 25 walks and 35 strikeouts. Brian's 59 appearances were fourth among American League rookies.

He is currently 3-3 with three saves and a 4.30 ERA in 12 games, three starts for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League. In 23.0 innings, he's permitted 27 hits, 14 runs, 11 earned, with 11 walks and 16 strikeouts.

Brian went 1-0 with a 4.88 ERA in five games, four starts for the Rays in 2006. In 24.0 innings, he surrendered 31 hits, 13 runs, earned, with nine walks and 15 strikeouts. He also posted a 7-7 mark with a 4.11 ERA in 29 contests, 23 starts for Durham (AAA) of the International League that year.

Overall, Stokes was 3-7 with a 6.46 ERA in 64 career games with Tampa Bay. In 86.1 innings, he's yielded 121 hits, 62 runs, earned, with 34 walks and 50 strikeouts.

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