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Mets sign Brandon Drury to minor league deal

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The infielder has been a below average hitter in his major league career.

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The Mets have signed infielder Brandon Drury to a minor league deal, per Ken Rosenthal. And Drury will make $1.55 million with a chance to earn some incentives that would boost that salary slighty, per Jon Heyman.

The 28-year-old Drury made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2015, but his first full major league season came in 2016. That year, he hit .282/.329/.458 with 16 home runs and a 102 wRC+. He follow that season up by hitting .267/.317./447 with 13 home runs and a 92 wRC+ in 2017, but his production at the plate took a nose dive following that season. In 582 plate appearances for the Yankees and Blue Jays since the beginning of the 2018 season, Drury hit just .205./.254/.346.

There’s no harm in a minor league signing, though. The Mets are presumably willing to give Drury a look because he’s been a capable bat in the not-too-distant past and has played second base, third base, left field, right field, and a little bit of first base and shortstop in his major league career.