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Mets sign four players to minor league deals

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander Buddy Carlyle, left-handers Duane Below and Andrew Barbosa and first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss to minor league deals. Carlyle, Below and Krauss received invites to major league camp for spring training, while Barbosa will head directly to minor league camp.

Carlyle, 37, went 1-0 with one save and a 5.63 ERA in 11 appearances for the Mets last season. He then landed on the disabled list and ultimately underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right hip in Vail, Colorado, on June 16.

Below, 30, was 4-3 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 games (five starts) with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015.

Krauss, 28, has played 146 major league games over the past three seasons with the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers. He hit .141 with two homers and eight RBIs in 78 at-bats with three teams last season.

Barbosa, 28, made nine starts for the independent Long Island Ducks last season. He also pitched at the Double-A level with the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations in 2015.