Infielder Eduardo Núñez agrees to minor league deal with Mets

NEW YORK -- Eduardo Nunez is back in New York, this time with the Mets.

The Mets said Tuesday the former All-Star infielder has agreed to a minor league contract and will report to big league spring training.

Nunez, 32, has a .276 average with 58 homers, 309 RBIs and 141 steals in 10 major league seasons with the New York Yankees (2010-13), Minnesota Twins (2014-16), San Francisco Giants (2016-17) and Boston Red Sox (2017-19). He was an All-Star in 2016 and homered in the 2018 World Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York also announced the minor league deal it agreed to last week to retain backup catcher Rene Rivera and also a minor league contract with right-hander Erasmo Ramirez. They will report to major league spring training.

Ramirez, 29, is 32-39 with three saves and a 4.40 ERA in 92 starts and 101 relief appearances for Seattle (2012-14, 2017-18), Tampa Bay (2015-17) and Boston (2019).

Game notes

New York said right-hander Ron Darling, left-hander Jon Matlack and infielder Edgardo Alfonzo will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame before a game against Pittsburgh on May 17. Pitcher Al Jackson, who died last August, will be honored with the Mets Hall of Fame Achievement award.
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