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Mets sign Desmond Jennings to minor-league deal

The ex-Ray will join the Mets’ organization after not making the Reds’ Opening Day roster.

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The Mets announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Desmond Jennings. He will head to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Jennings spent spring training with the Reds, failing to make the club after signing a minor-league deal during the winter. The ex-Ray will provide outfield depth for the Mets, who have Yoenis Cespedes, Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce slotted into outfield spots in the big leagues.

Jennings, a former top prospect, hit .200 with seven homers in 65 games for the Rays last season. He has been hampered by leg injuries over the last couple of years.

Jennings, 30, owns a career .245/.322/.393 line with 55 home runs and 191 RBI in seven major-league seasons, all with Tampa Bay. He was originally drafted as a 10th-rounder by Tampa Bay out of Itawamba Community College in Mississippi.