The Mets announced Friday they have signed veteran INF Danny Espinosa to a minor-league deal, and extended an invite to attend Spring Training.
Espinosa spent all of last season in Triple-A with three different organizations in the Phillies, Dodgers, and the most recent Blue Jays. In 2017, he bounced around the big leagues with the Angels, Mariners, and Rays, where he struggled with a .173/.245/.278 slash line and 31 RBI.
The 31-year-old did, however, spent seven seasons with the Nationals where he hit .226/.302/.388 with 92 homers and 285 RBI.
As SNY's Andy Martino points out, the Mets were light on second basemen despite Jed Lowrie joining the team. Espinosa provides an extra glove there if he is retained through Spring Training, having played second base and shortstop throughout his career.
Espinosa is also a switch hitter, making him versatile for any lineup situation. Over his career, he owns a .221 average with 98 homers and 367 RBI in 872 games.