New York Mets Sign Desmond Jennings to Minor League Contract
Mar 14, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Desmond Jennings (27) leads off of third base as Cincinnati Reds third base coach Billy Hatcher (22) watches during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

After being released by the Cincinnati Reds last month outfielder Desmond Jennings has signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.

Outfielder Desmond Jennings signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets on Wednesday.

According to James Wagner of the New York Times, the Mets have assigned Jennings to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The outfielder was released by the Cincinnati Reds in March after failing to make their major league roster. He hit .195/.300/.415 and had two home runs and two steals in 18 games with the Reds this spring, according to Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. The former Red has a .245 batting average with 55 home runs, 191 RBIs and a .322 on-base percentage in his career.

The Mets currently have four outfielders on their roster, Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto. Their other outfielder Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo are currently on the disabled list. Jennings will provide depth for the Mets when it comes to the outfielders and could be called up if needed.

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