The Mets added some outfield depth on Wednesday when they announced the signing of Nick Plummer, a former first-round pick of the Cardinals, who hit well at Double-A and Triple-A for St. Louis last season.
The 25-year-old Plummer, the 23rd overall pick of the 2015 amateur draft, struggled offensively until 2021, when he finished the season with 15 homers and an OPS of .894 split between Triple-A Memphis and Double-A Springfield.
Despite the improvement, the Cardinals opted not to put him on the 40-man roster last week, and he became a free agent.
The Mets thought it was worth giving Plummer a major league deal, no doubt due to their lack of outfielders.
Michael Conforto is a free agent, leaving them with just Brandon Nimmo, Dom Smith, Khalil Lee and Mark Payton on their 40-man roster, which is at 37 heading into Tuesday’s non-tender deadline.