The New York Mets announced the signing of five players to minor league deals, including Dominican outfielder Abraham Almonte and Venezuelan infielder José Peraza. They also announced the previously reported pacts for right-handers Tommy Hunter, Sean Reid-Foley, and Jimmy Yacabonis.
All but the still-young Reid-Foley (a native of the island of Guam), who will likely miss extended time after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, will receive invites to Major League Baseball spring training:
Peraza, 29 in April, will return to the Mets club he was with in 2021. A speed and contact guy, he has stolen 79 bases in his career and has struck out in only 13.1% of his plate appearances. , but he’s never been much of a power threat. He hit 14 home runs with the Reds in 2018, but that stands out as an anomaly compared to the rest of his career.
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By 2022, he spent the year in Triple-A on minor league deals with the Yankees and then the Red Sox. Between the two clubs, he hit .236/.290/.354, wRC+ of 70. He will give the Mets a versatile depth option, having played all three outfield spots and all three infield positions through left of first base.
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