NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana.
Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club’s spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The 34-year-old Kemp, who made his third All-Star team last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was released May 4 by Cincinnati. He batted .200 with a home run and five RBIs for the Reds and had been sidelined since April 23 with a broken left rib.
The 36-year-old Santana, a two-time All-Star, became a free agent on April 29,