Mets sign RHP Drew Carpenter to Minor League contract

The Mets have announced that they signed right-handed pitcher Drew Carpenter and that he will report to Double-A Binghamton.

The 27-year-old pitcher was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on August 4. Carpenter appeared in six games out of the bullpen for the Blue Jays this season — all in the past month. He gave up five runs on seven hits, four of which were home runs, and six walks in his nine innings of work. He struck out nine.

He also played in 21 games, 12 of which were starts, in Triple-A, where he compiled a 6-3 record with a 3.38 ERA.

Carpenter played in 11 games for the Phillies from 2008 to 2011 before he was claimed off waivers by the Padres. He pitched in six games for San Diego. He has a career 1-1 record with a 7.56 ERA.