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Mets sign Trayce Thompson to minor league deal

The outfielder has been invited to major league spring training.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago White Sox Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Mets have signed outfielder Trayce Thompson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to SNY’s Andy Martino.

Thompson is entering his age-33 season in 2024, and he’s coming off a year that saw him hit .163/.285/.294 with six home runs and a 65 wRC+ in 179 plate appearances with the Dodgers and White Sox. The best season of his career undoubtedly came in 2022, as the right-handed hitter put up a .256/.353/.507 line with 13 home runs and a 143 wRC+ in 255 plate appearances in a very brief stint with the Padres and a much longer one with the Dodgers.

Defensively, Thompson has spent time at all three outfield positions, and over the past two seasons, he’s spent the most time in center field while spending significant portions of his major league time playing in the corners.