The Mets signed veteran outfielder Austin Jackson on Friday, nearly two weeks after he was released by the Texas Rangers, Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
Jackson, 31, hit .242 with no home runs and 13 RBIs in 59 games with the San Francisco Giants this season before he was traded to the Texas Rangers earlier this month. The Rangers released him nearly a week later, and he has been a free agent since July 14.
Jackson's deal will be an MLB assignment, according to Mass Live's Chris Cotillo.
Matthew Den Dekker has been designated for assignment, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma.
In 85 games with the Cleveland Indians last season, Jackson slashed .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs and 35 RBIs.