The New York Mets claimed veteran reliever Brad Hand off waivers on Thursday.
The 31-year-old left-hander was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
The Mets added Hand to the 40-man roster and designated right-hander Geoff Hartlieb for assignment.
Hand began the season with the Washington Nationals, who traded the three-time All-Star closer to Toronto on July 29 in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Hand is 5-7 with 21 saves and a 4.21 ERA in 52 games this season with the Nationals and Jays.
He is 31-50 lifetime with 126 saves and a 3.70 ERA in 448 games (43 starts) since 2011, earning All-Star nods in 2017 and 2018 with the San Diego Padres and 2019 with the Cleveland Indians.
Hartlieb, 27, allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings (three appearances) since the Mets acquired him off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 9.
–Field Level Media