Mets Notes: Tuiasosopo, Payroll Drop-Off, Lucas Duda, Rick Ankiel

GOODYEAR, AZ - MARCH 11: Matt Tuiasosopo #27 of the Seattle Mariners gets ready to swing the bat against the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark on March 11, 2011 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have signed Matt Tuiasosopo to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America (h/t Adam Rubin).

Other notes around the club have the team possibly facing the largest payroll drop-off ever, a sabermetric look at prospect Lucas Duda over at Amazin' Avenue, and reports that the Mets are looking at lefty outfielders like Rick Ankiel:

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