Mets Sign Outfielder Desmond Jennings to Minor League Deal

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The New York Mets announced this afternoon that they have signed outfielder Desmond Jennings to a minor league deal.

Jennings, 30, has been assigned to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Jennings was released by the Cincinnati Reds on March 31 after hitting .195/.300/.415 with two home runs this spring.

After parts of seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Jennings was released by the team in August of 2016. He was hitting only .200/.281/.350 for the Rays when released.

The Rays former top prospect was ranked as high as the number six prospect in the game by Baseball America in 2009.

Jennings has hit lefties better in his career with a .264/.346/.431 slash line against southpaws. He has played all three outfield spots in his career with the most time coming in center field. Last season, he had 7 DRS in left field and 0 in center.

The Mets needed some outfield depth with both Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares on the disabled list.

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