The Mets added a bit of depth on Wednesday when they announced the signing of Nick Plummer, a previous pick in the first round of the Cardinals, which beat Double-A and Triple-A for St. Louis. Louis last season.
The 25-year-old Plummer, the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, fought offensively until 2021, when he finished the season with 15 homers and an OPS of 0.894 split between Triple-A Memphis and Double-A Springfield.
Despite the improvement, the Cardinals chose not to put him on the 40-man list last week, and he became a free agent.
The Mets thought it was worth giving Plummer a big league deal, no doubt due to their lack of outfielders.
Michael Conforto is a free agent, leaving them with only Brandon Nimmo, Dom Smith, Khalil Lee and Mark Payton on their 40-man list, which is at 37 on its way into Tuesday’s non-bid deadline.