Former Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison has signed a minor-league deal with the New York Metropolitans. After being non-tendered by the Carmine Hose in November, Atchison was seeking other opportunities to avoid being sent to AAA again (the likely outcome had he stayed in Beantown). Despite a bout with an elbow injury, Atchison had a pretty decent year in 2012—going 2-1 with a 1.58 ERA over 51 1/3 innings. In his three years with the Red Sox he posted a 3.18 ERA over 141 2/3 innings. He was a solid right-handed option.