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Mets claim Cooper Hummel off waivers from Mariners

Hummel has a 58 wRC+ in limited major league playing time.

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The Mets have claimed Cooper Hummel off waivers from the Mariners and are adding him to their 40-man roster, per Jeff Passan.

The Brewers drafted Hummel in the 18th round back in 2016, and five years later, Milwaukee traded him and Alberto Ciprian to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Eduardo Escobar.

A 29-year-old switch-hitter, Hummel has made just 227 plate appearances at the major league level, the vast majority which came as a member of the Diamondbacks in 2022. In his time in the big leagues, he’s hit .166/.264/.286 with three home runs and a 58 wRC+. For what it’s worth, he hit .262/.409/.435 in his time in Triple-A Tacoma this year. In 2021 and 2022, he fared better at that level, posting a .978 OPS in the former and a .950 OPS in the latter.

Defensively, Hummel has mostly played left field, catcher, and first base in his time in the minors.