The New York Mets have signed infielder Christian Colon and have assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. The signing of Colon was necessitated by the Mets recently having to call both Luis Guillorme and Phillip Evans to the majors due to injuries at the Major League level.
The 29-year-old Colon is a four-year Major League veteran who played 24 games in the majors last year between the Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins hitting .160/.236/.180.
In the offseason, Colon signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, and he played 16 games for their Triple-A affiliate before being released nine days ago. Prior to his release, he was hitting .204/.278/.204.
In his professional career, he has predominantly played middle infield with some experience at third base. He was the Royals first round pick in 2010.