Mets Add Outfield Depth With Former All-Star

Adam Taylor McKillop
The New York Mets signed outfield depth with former All-Star center fielder Ender Inciarte.
The New York Mets signed outfield depth with former All-Star center fielder Ender Inciarte. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Everything seems to be going right for the New York Mets in 2022. Outside of some injury troubles, the franchise rallied to a 44-24 record into June, and leads the NL East by 5.5 games. New York is also a clear World Series favorite, holding the fourth-best odds (+700) to win the title on FanDuel Sportsbook.

That doesn't stop the front office from tinkering the roster, which happened on Monday when New York signed former All-Star center fielder Ender Inciarte to a minor league contract.

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Inciarte joins the Mets just days after his release from the New York Yankees minor league organization. He played 34 games for the Yankees' Triple-A team, slashing .252/.336/.408 with 11 RBIs and two stolen bases.

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Prior to this stint in the minor leagues, Inciarte spent eight years between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves. He was named an All-Star in 2017 when he slashed .304/.350/.409 with 57 RBIs and 27 doubles.

Inciarte is best regarded for his glove, tallying three Gold Glove awards throughout his eight-year career. But, he's displayed talents at the plate hitting .280 in his career and averaging 22 stolen bases across 162 games.

The 31-year-old lefty bat is more than capable of playing each outfield position, and some success in the Mets' minors may earn him some at-bats in Queens.

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