Mets sign Rauch to one-year deal

The New York Mets have signed right-handed year contract. Financial details were not known, but the deal is still pending a physical.

Rauch will likely assume the closer's role for the Mets, who have been seeking someone to fill that vacancy since dealing Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee at last year's All-Star break. It's still possible the Mets could add another reliever to compete with Rauch this spring.

The 33-year-old Rauch appeared in 53 games for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, spending some time as their closer, as he went 5-4 with 11 saves and a 4.85 earned run average.

Over 468 career contests -- 11 starts -- with the Chicago White Sox (2002-04), Montreal/Washington (2004-08), Arizona (2008-09), Minnesota (2009-10), and the Blue Jays, Rauch has recorded a 39-31 mark with 58 saves and a 3.82 ERA.