Mets Sign Fred Lewis, Brad Emaus

The Mets have signed outfielder Fred Lewis and infielder Brad Emaus to minor league contracts, the team announced (on Twitter). Both players were assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Lewis, 31, was released by the Indians earlier this month. He posted a .230/.321/.317 line in 210 plate appearances for the Reds last year, but he spent time on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle. Lewis played both corner outfield positions for Cincinnati, and he has a track record of success against right-handed pitching (.780 career OPS).

Emaus, 26, opened last season with the Mets as a Rule 5 Draft pick. He hit .162/.262/.162 in 42 plate appearances before being returned to the Blue Jays in mid-April. Toronto traded Emaus to the Rockies soon thereafter, and he went on to hit .313/.389/.564 in 186 plate appearances with Colorado's Triple-A affiliate.

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