Tony Armas Jr was a promising young pitcher who was plagued by injuries during his career while playing for the Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals.
The Mets took a chance on Armas by signing him to a minor league contract in 2008. He made his Met debut in July 1st against the St Louis Cardinals and pitched a strong six innings to earn the win. Armas would pitch in two more games for the Mets out of the bullpen before being sent back to the minors. He finished the season with the Mets Triple A affiliate the New Orleans Zephyrs where he posted a 5 and 7 record in 17 games. He was granted free agency following the season and signed with the Atlanta Braves. He pitched one season in their minor league system before retiring.
In three games for the Mets he was 1-0 with a 7.56 ERA.
While with the Mets Armas wore number 44.
Tony Armas also played for the following teams:
Montreal Expos – 1999-2004
Washington Nationals – 2005,2006
Pittsburgh Pirates- 2007