Mets sign Alex Castellanos to minor league deal

By Danny Abriano

The Mets have signed 28-year-old outfielder Alex Castellanos to a minor league deal with an invite to big league Spring Training, the club announced.

Castellanos spent last season playing with San Diego’s Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, where he hit .275/.351/.439 with 8 home runs and 42 RBI in 118 games played.

Castellanos, who hits and throws from the right side, got brief tastes of the majors in both 2012 and 2013 with the Dodgers.


This sounds like a depth move for the Mets, who have a full starting outfield and a number of players (such as Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker) who will be battling for spots on the bench.