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01/20/2009 4:47 PM ET
Tom Martin and Casey Fossum among 10 non-roster invitees to Mets Major League Spring Training
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The New York Mets announced today that they have signed lefthanded pitchers Tom Martin and Casey Fossum and catcher Omir Santos to minor league free agent contracts and invited all three to Spring Training next month.

In addition, the Mets extended non-roster major league camp invitations to outfielder Fernando Martinez, first baseman Michel Abreu, righthanded pitchers Tobi Stoner and Dillon Gee, lefthanded pitcher Michael Antonini, catcher Josh Thole, and shortstop Jose Coronado.

Martin last pitched in the majors for the Colorado Rockies in 2007. In 2008, he appeared in five games for the Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League. Tom injured his right oblique in May and did not pitch the remainder of the year.

Martin has an 11-9 major league record with three saves and a 4.92 ERA in 376 games, all out of the bullpen. In the big leagues, he has performed for the Astros, Indians, Rays, Dodgers, Braves, Rockies and Mets. The 6-1, 205-pounder was 1-0 in 14 games for the Mets in 2001. The 38-year-old was 2-0 in 68 games with Colorado in 2006.

Fossum was 3-1 with a 5.66 ERA in 31 games in relief for the Detroit Tigers in 2008. He pitched with Tampa Bay from 2005-2007 winning 19 games. Fossum turned 31 on January 6th. The 6-1, 160-pounder is 40-53 with two saves and a 5.47 ERA in 234 major league games, 120 starts with the Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Rays and Tigers.

Shortstop Argenis Reyes signed a minor league contract and will report to Mets minor league camp.

MARTINEZ (20-years-old): Hit.287 in 86 games for the Mets' Binghamton (AA) team of the Eastern League. He had 19 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 43 RBI.

SANTOS (28-years-old): Batted .269 in 84 contests with Baltimore's Norfolk (AAA) club of the International League. He had 13 doubles and 36 RBI. Made his major league debut appearing in 10 games (three starts) for the Baltimore Orioles last year.

ABREU (29-years-old): Fashioned a .280 batting average in 120 games for New York's Binghamton (AA) team of the Eastern League. Had 24 doubles, 15 home runs, and 66 RBI.

STONER (24-years-old): Was 1-5 with a 2.60 ERA in nine starts for the Mets' St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and 4-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 15 starts for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

GEE (22-years-old): Posted an 8-6 record and a 3.25 ERA in 21 contests for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League. Also was 2-0 with a 1.44 ERA in four games for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League. Named to the FSL All Star Team and also selected the Sterling Award Winner at St. Lucie, emblematic of the top players on his club.

ANTONINI (23-years-old): Pitched for three different Mets farm teams in 2008. Was 4-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 13 starts for Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League. Then was 4-0 with a 1.84 in seven starts for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and was 1-3 with a 3.74 in eight starts for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.

THOLE (22-years-old): Hit .300 in 111 games for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League. Had 25 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 56 RBI. Named to the FSL All Star Game and Postseason All Star Team.

CORONADO (22-years-old): Compiled a .260 batting average for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League. Added 24 doubles and 39 RBI.

REYES (26-years-old): Batted .218 with 13 runs scored and three RBI in 49 games with the Mets. Hit .283 with 11 doubles and 22 RBI with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

At present the Mets have 14 non-roster players in spring training. Previously announced non-roster players were righthanded pitcher Nelson Figueroa, lefthanded pitcher Adam Bostick, infielder Andy Green, and catcher Rene Rivera.

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