The Mets have signed outfielder Zach Borenstein to a minor-league contract along with an invitation to spring training in 2018, according to Michael Baron.
Borenstein was drafted by the Angels in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft and spent time with the Class-A Advanced Inland Empire 66ers before getting traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014. Borenstein was named the California League MVP and won the Angels’ Minor League Most Valuable Player award in 2013 as he hit .337/.403/.631 with 28 home runs and 95 RBIs. Borenstein represented Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and spent most of his four seasons with the Triple-A Reno Aces in his tenure in the Diamondbacks organization. Borenstein hit for a slash line of .279/.351/.573 with 24 RBIs, 91 RBIs and a 132 wRC+.
The 27-year old may only provide some minor league corner-outfield depth, and it is unlikely Borenstein will become the Mets’ 4th outfielder next season.
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