The Mets have signed OF Matt den Dekker to a minor league deal that contains an invite to big league Spring Training, the team announced Thursday.
The 30-year-old den Dekker, who plays all three outfield positions, appeared in four games last season for the Tigers after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Nationals. He began his career with the Mets, playing for them in 2013 and 2014.
He has hit .234/.316/.354 with seven HR in 158 games during his five-year career.
The Mets are expected to open the season with outfielders Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares, Brandon Nimmo, and Jay Bruce on the 25-man roster.
Beyond the above, the Mets' outfield depth on the 40-man roster was thin -- with the rehabbing Michael Conforto the only other outfielder.
Den Dekker will likely begin the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.