Tim Teufel's son Shawn has joined the Mets.Courtesy of Detroit Tigers
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets have signed third base coach Tim Teufel's son to a minor league contract.
Left-hander Shawn Teufel originally was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers out of Liberty University in 2010.
The 26-year-old southpaw primarily pitched at Class A Lakeland last season, where he posted a 5-7 record and 6.64 ERA in 22 appearances (18 starts) with the Florida State League club.
One career highlight for Teufel came in 2011, when he was borrowed from Class A to pitch for Triple-A Toledo in a spot start. Facing his father's Buffalo club, the younger Teufel tossed six scoreless innings and earned the win.