Juan Lagares has identified his way back again to Citi Area.
The Mets bolstered their veteran depth Wednesday by signing both of those Lagares and infielder Brian Dozier to minimal league contracts and including them to their player pool. The two ended up in attendance at Wednesday’s workout. The Mets also released Melky Cabrera and Gordon Beckham, keeping their 60-gentleman participant pool at 57.
“Our topic has been to have fellas that have experience,” supervisor Luis Rojas claimed. “[We’re a] get-now group and every little thing that we started off from the starting of camp, it stays along all those lines. So Brian Dozier, veteran bat, infielder for us, surely provides us extra depth. And Lego, everyone is aware of him, what he can do in the outfield, what he can do on the bases and also help us with his bat. It is extra depth, much more expertise in a shorter year.”
Right after expending seven decades with the Mets, the 31-12 months-outdated Lagares experienced signed with the Padres in February. But the 2014 Gold Glove winner grew to become a cost-free agent last 7 days after not getting named to the Padres’ participant pool.
Dozier, 33, who was also just lately launched by the Padres, strike .238 with 20 house runs last yr for the World Sequence champion Nationals.
Jed Lowrie noticed team health practitioner David Altchek this week to get new imaging as the Mets test to come across the source of soreness in his balky left knee. Rojas stated Wednesday Lowrie will also get a next viewpoint.