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MLB: Jose Bautista signs with the Mets

Free agent Jose Bautista signed Tuesday with the New York Mets, two days after being released by the Atlanta Braves.

The Mets listed Bautista as an outfielder. He played only third base in eight games with the Braves, batting .143 with two home runs.

Bautista, 37, signed for the $545,000 major league minimum. He was the American League home run champion in 2010 and 2011 while with Toronto.

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