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12/18/2009 3:38 PM ET
Mets sign RHP Clint Everts and RHP Elmer Dessens
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FLUSHING, N.Y., December 18, 2009 - The New York Mets today announced that they signed righthanded pitcher Clint Everts to a major league contract and righthanded pitcher Elmer Dessens to a minor league contract. Dessens will be invited to major league spring training.

Everts, 25, went 8-1 with six saves and a 1.65 ERA between three minor league teams in the Washington Nationals system last season. He struck out 68 batters over 60 innings in 44 games.

The 6-2, 170-pounder was 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA (two earned runs/20.0 innings) in 13 games with Potomac (A) of the Carolina League; 3-1 with a 1.53 ERA (five earned runs/29.1 innings) in 20 contests with Harrisburg (AA) of the Eastern League; and 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA (four earned runs/10.2 innings) with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League in 2009.

The fifth overall pick of the 2002 First Year Player Draft is 32-39 with a 3.98 ERA in 191 minor league games, 76 starts.

Dessens, 38, posted a 3.31 ERA (12 earned runs/32.2 innings) in 28 games last season for the Mets, with a 1.89 ERA (four earned runs/19 innings) at Citi Field.

The 5-11, 200-pounder is 48-62 with five saves and a 4.53 ERA in 388 games in 13 major league seasons with the Pirates, Reds, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Royals, Brewers, Rockies, Braves and Mets.

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