After two minor league pacts with the Padres and Rangers that amounted to nothing, Jerad Eickhoff has signed another minors pact, this time with the Mets. Should he reach the Majors, he’ll stay in the East for his entire career up to this point. He pitched from 2015-2019 with the Phillies. The thirty year old was acquired by Philadelphia in the Cole Hamels deal at the 2015 deadline.
Despite an enormous amount of potential, Eickhoff pitched to a 4.15 ERA over 440 major league innings. Respectable, but not mind-blowing by any means. To the chagrin of both Eickhoff and the Phillies, he dealt with numerous amount of injuries, including a bad bout with carpal tunnel syndrome. After throwing less than six innings in 2018, he posted a 5.71 ERA in 2019 and didn’t pitch at all in 2011.
For the Mets, this is a low-risk depth move and they’ll be heavily rewarded should Eickhoff have something left in the tank. He will make $1.25M if he reaches the Majors.