The Mets addressed their relative lack of corner infield depth on Monday by signing infielder Cody Decker to a minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports. Decker, who has also played a fair amount of corner outfield in his eight minor league seasons, will likely report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Decker has shown some power in his minor league career, hitting 19 or more home runs six times across various affiliates and levels. He was drafted in the 22nd round in 2009 by the San Diego Padres, with whom he spent his first six professional seasons. After signing with the Royals in December of 2016, Decker played for four organizations between spring training in 2016 and his signing with the Mets: the Royals, the Rockies, the Red Sox and, most recently, the Brewers, who released him on March 27th.
Also in that time, Decker joined former Mets Ty Kelly and Ike Davis on Team Israel as part of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Decker’s WBC wasn’t exactly a star-making performance, as he hit just .182/.182/.182 across five games. With Kelly selected off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, Decker seems likely to be the first called up if an injury befalls Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores, or Jose Reyes.