The Mets have signed infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Kelly was drafted in the 2009 amateur draft out of the University of California, Davis, in the 13th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Since being drafted, Kelly has played third base, second base, and the outfield. He has spent his career shifting between Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A ball. He started the 2015 season with the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate. He hit .203/.317/.286 in 269 plate appearances there before the Blue Jays claimed him on waivers. With the Buffalo Bisons, Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, he hit .264/.331/.313 in 160 plate appearances.
The 27-year-old Kelly has hit .275/.379/.375 in his minor league career. In addition to the time he spent in the Orioles, Cardinals, and Blue Jays organizations, he spent time in the Mariners' minor league system. But he has not yet made his major league debut.