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Mets reportedly signing RHP Jon Duplantier to minor league deal

In an effort to add some pitching depth to the organization, the Mets have signed right-hander Jon Duplantier to a minor league deal, according to multiple reports.

Duplantier will be joining the team in minor league camp.

The right-hander last pitched in the majors two years ago with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who selected him out of Rice University in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

Duplantier has just 19 big-league appearances (seven starts) under his belt and he's struggled for the most part, posting a 6.70 ERA and 1.69 WHIP while walking 26 batters over that span.

He has enjoyed some success over the course of his minor league career, though, pitching to a 3.30 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 421 strikeouts across 99 appearances (74 starts).

The 29-year-old spent last season in the Phillies organization with Triple-A Leigh Valley, but he was quickly released after registering an 8.23 ERA across his only three appearances.

Duplantier will now attempt to crack the big-league level with the Mets, who have already lost right-hander Kodai Senga and Max Kranick to injuries in camp.