The Mets acquired right-handed pitcher Reid Cornelius from the Montreal Expos in exchange for David Segui on June 8, 1995. Cornelius immediately reported to the minors where he appeared in 10 games for the Norfolk Tides, before being brought up to New York in August. He made his Met debut as the starting pitcher on August 3 against the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed 3 earned runs over 6 innings and was the losing pitcher. He won his next start on August 8 against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing 4 earned runs over 5 2/3 innings.
He would finish out season in the Mets rotation appearing in 10 games and posting a 3-7 record with a 5.15 ERA.
Following the season the Mets traded Cornelius to the Cleveland Indians along with Ryan Thompson in exchange for Mark Clark.
While with the Mets Cornelius wore number 47.
Reid Cornelius also played for the following teams:
Montreal Expos – 1995
Florida Marlins – 1999,2000