Isringhausen heading to extended spring training wire reports

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.-- Reliever Jason Isringhausen has accepted the New York Mets' invitation for two weeks of extended spring training.

Manager Terry Collins says Wednesday he believes there will be a place for Isringhausen down the road.

The Mets signed the 38-year-old to a minor-league contract in the first days of camp, but he had no intention of playing in the minors. After the two weeks, he's hoping the Mets will call him up or he'll find a spot with another team.

The Mets told him Tuesday they were selecting Blaine Boyer for the final bullpen spot. General manager Sandy Alderson said durability was the main concern about Isringhausen, who has undergone three elbow surgeries during his 14-year career.

Isringhausen says he hasn't spoken with any other teams.

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