Mets claim Hand from Blue Jays

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The New York Mets are adding a veteran reliever for a potential playoff push in September.

New York claimed Brad Hand off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hand was designated for assignment after posting a 7.27 ERA over 11 appearances for the Blue Jays following a move from the Washington Nationals just prior to the trade deadline.

He won't be eligible for the postseason because Hand was acquired after Aug. 31, according to Newsday's Anthony Rieber.

The three-time All-Star accrued a 4.21 ERA with 21 saves over 51 1/3 innings with the Blue Jays and Nationals this season.

The left-hander was one of the best closers in baseball from 2017-2020, compiling 103 saves with 323 strikeouts in 230 2/3 innings with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians.

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