The Mets have signed first baseman/outfielder Jason Botts, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger (via Twitter). Botts, who will be assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, was playing for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League.
The 30-year-old hooked on with the Nationals organization last summer, hitting .279/.345/.438 with eight homers for their Triple-A affiliate. In parts of five seasons at the Triple-A level, Botts owns a .909 OPS. In addition to the independent circuit, Botts also saw time overseas when he spent parts of two seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters.