Queens native Mike Baxter is back!! Mets re-sign Mike Baxter to a minor league contract and invited him to major league Spring Training.— New York Mets (@Mets) December 16, 2011
Whitestone's Own is invited to spring training. He has a shot to make the team, given the current outfield depth chart. Baxter is 27 years old and has a career minor league line of .277/.348/.420 over 2948 plate appearances. He posted a .791 OPS with the Mets over 40 plate appearances in 2011.