SP,RP - SEA
Chris Flexen has agreed to a two-year, $4.75 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Flexen gets a two-year deal after pitching for the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization last season. He was solid in the KBO, registering a 3.32 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a 132:30 K/BB ratio over 116 2/3 innings (21 starts). This is a bit of a reclamation project for the Mariners as Flexen struggled over parts of three seasons with the Mets, posting a 8.07 ERA and 2.13 WHIP over 68 innings, mostly as a reliever. He's still just 26-years old, though, and will have a chance to compete for a rotation spot with the M's this spring.
Mets starting pitcher Chris Flexen was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse following Saturday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while not striking out a single batter over 4 1/3 innings in the loss.
Flexen was probably going to be sent back down regardless of how he pitched on Saturday, but his outing did not make it a difficult decision. Through his first two starts in Triple-A, Flexen has a 5.25 ERA but does have 18 strikeouts across 12 innings.
Chris Flexen allowed five runs on five hits and three walks on Sunday against the Rays.
Flexen was recalled for a spot start on Sunday and obviously performed poorly. He can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.