11/10/09 8:39 PM EST
Veteran Dessens files for free agency
Right-hander pitched in 28 games for Mets last season
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
Dessens, who turns 39 in January, pitched 32 2/3 innings in 28 appearances with the Mets after the club promoted him from its Triple-A Buffalo affiliate. His pitching produced no decisions and a 3.31 ERA. He allowed 24 hits -- five of them home runs -- and 10 walks, striking out 17. Manager Jerry Manuel said he was confident in Dessen's pitching, but he used the veteran pitcher in only four victories.
The first six Mets to file include Alex Cora, Carlos Delgado, Ramon Martinez, J.J. Putz, Brian Schneider and Gary Sheffield.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.