Desmond Jennings

MLB: Desmond Jennings gets deal with Mets

MLB: Desmond Jennings gets deal with Mets

The New York Mets announced Wednesday that they signed outfielder Desmond Jennings to a minor league contract and assigned him to triple-A Las Vegas.

Jennings, 30, has played seven seasons in the majors with Tampa Bay. He hit .195 in 18 games for Cincinnati during spring training this year before being released.

He could provide the Mets with insurance in case Gold Glove center fielder Juan Lagares, also a right-handed hitter, needs more time to heal from an oblique injury.

Jennings is a .245 career hitter with 55 home runs, 191 RBIs and 95 steals.

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