Mets sign LHP Scott Rice and RHP Carlos Torres to minors deals

The Mets announced they have signed LHP Scott Rice and RHP Carlos Torres to Minor League contracts and have invited both to Spring Training.

Rice, 31, is a career Minor Leaguer, spending 14 seasons in the Orioles, Rangers, Padres, Rockies, and Dodgers organizations. He went 2-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 54 relief appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers’ organization last season, and is 39-55 with a 4.08 ERA in 480 appearances and 54 starts in his career.

Torres, 30, went 5-3 with a 5.26 ERA in 31 relief appearances with the Rockies last season, and was 5-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 14 appearances and 13 starts with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is 6-6 with a 5.97 ERA in 44 big league appearances and six starts in his career.