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Looking to add outfield depth, Mets sign Rajai Davis to a minor-league deal

Davis hit 225/.278/.281 for the Indians last season and stole 21 bases.

The Mets continue to add talent to their roster. It was announced that the team signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

While Yoenis Cespedes recovers from heel surgery, the Mets will look at all options. Last season, Davis played in 101 games for the Indians, slashing .225/.278/.281 with one home run and 44 hits. A career .262 hitter, Davis is most known for hitting a dramatic home run in game seven of the 2016 World Series against Aroldis Chapman and the Cubs.

Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo can man the corner spots of the outfield, and Juan Lagares is still available to play center. While his defensive skills have lacked over the years, Davis provides a spark on the bases, stealing 21 bags last season.

At 38, Davis will look to prove he can provide a spark for the Mets, by any means necessary. If Mets fans are worried that Davis is the only outfielder the team will be bringing into the fold, there is no need to be. The team is still looking into players like A.J. Pollock and Nick Castellanos.

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