The New York Mets announced that the team has signed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. to a one-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Corey Oswalt has been designated for assignment.
Almora Jr., 26, has spent his entire career in the Chicago Cubs organization after being selected by them with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. In five major league seasons, he owns a .271/.309/.398 career slashline, including a .280/.332/.402 mark against left-handed pitchers.
Last season, he appeared in 28 games for the Cubs and was 5-30 (.167) at the plate with four runs, a double and one RBI. In 2019, the outfielder hit a career-high 12 home runs and ranked fourth among NL centerfielders with a .986 fielding percentage.
The Hialeah, Florida native made his major league debut in 2016 and in the same year scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of the Cubs’ championship-clinching World Series Game 7 win at Cleveland.
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