Mets nab John Lannan on minor league deal
As the Phillies attempt to work out arbitration with some of their players, one name not on the list is starter John Lannan. Lannan was outrighted off the roster in October, but otherwise would have been the fifth name among the Phillies' arbitration eligible players.
The Mets snatched up Lannan on a minor league deal today, in order to increase the depth of their starting pitching, which suffers a big hit with the loss of Matt Harvey for a year. Lannan made $2.5 million in 2013, and had the chance to double his money through incentives.
Lannan spent six seasons with the Nationals before being talked into signing with the Phillies by Laynce Nix for 2013, lasting only 74.1 innings and posting a 5.33 ERA, while missing May (left knee injury) and September (ruptured tendon).