The Mets have added lefty reliever Luis Avilan on a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training. Lefties hit .220 against him last season. In his career, Avilan has held lefties to a .213/.289/.292 slash line.

Avilan instantly becomes the Mets’ most established lefthanded reliever and seems to have a good shot at the Opening Day roster. He has a career 3.09 ERA.

2018 Stats:

  •  2nd-highest soft hit rate (30.5%)
  • lowest hard hit rate (17.0%)
  • Held lefties to .646 OPs
  • 10.1 K/9