The Mets signed right-handed pitcher Miguel Batista as a free agent on July 1, 2011 following his release from the St. Louis Cardinals. The 15-year veteran immediately reported to the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets triple A affiliate, where he appeared in 10 games and posted a 3-0 record. On September 1 he was recalled to the big club and made his Met debut against the Florida Marlins. He started the game and pitched 6 innings and allowed 2 runs to earn the victory. Batista finished out season with the Mets as both a starter and reliever appearing in 9 games. He pitched effectively and finished with a 3-0 record and 2.64 ERA.
Batista returned to the Mets in 2012 and appeared in 30 games, all but 5 out of the bullpen, and posted a 1-3 record with a 4.82 ERA before being released on July 26, 2012. His only victory occurred on May 14 against the Milwaukee Brewers when he started and pitched 7 shutout innings.
In two seasons Batista appeared in 39 games and posted a 3-3 record with a 3.96 ERA.
While with the Mets Batista wore number 47.
Miguel Batista also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 1992
Florida Marlins – 1996
Chicago Cubs – 1997
Montreal Expos – 1998-2000
Kansas City Royals – 2000
Arizona Diamondbacks – 2001-2003,2006
Toronto Blue Jays – 2004,2005
Seattle Mariners – 2007-2009
Washington Nationals – 2010
St. Louis Cardinals – 2011
Atlanta Braves – 2012