PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Mets have agreed to terms with infielder Adeiny Hechavarria on a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league spring training, sources said.
If Hechavarria passes his physical, which is scheduled for Monday, he is expected to start working out with the Mets on Tuesday.
A veteran of seven major-league seasons, Hechavarria, 29, played for the Rays, Pirates and Yankees last season, hitting .247 with a .279 on-base percentage and .345 slugging percentage. He has a .254/.290/.345 slash line in his career, most of which he spent with the Marlins (2013-17).
Hechavarria is a glove-first shortstop who also has played some third and second. The Mets don’t have a true second shortstop on their projected roster behind Amed Rosario, though Jed Lowrie is penciled in as the backup.