The New York Mets have officially signed right-handed pitcher A.J. Griffin to a minor league contract, according to the club. Griffin spent the 2017 campaign with the Texas Rangers, where he appeared in 18 games and made 15 starts. During that time, he went 6-6 with a 5.94 ERA, allowing 76 hits and handing out 28 walks over 77.1 innings of work, resulting in a WHIP of 1.345. He also allowed an alarming 20 home runs and struck out a modest 61 opposing batters. The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate baseball at the University of San Diego, was originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 34th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft.