Scott Atchison, 37, signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and has a chance to make the major-league team. He became a free agent in December after having a rocky few seasons with the Red Sox.
He was acquired by the Sox on a one-year deal at the end of 2009 and pitched in 102 games between 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he was placed on the DL because of a torn elbow ligament. The Sox chose not to offer him a new deal after the season.