Phillip Evans Signs Minor League Deal With Mets

By Michael Mayer

November 3, 2017 4 Comments

The New York Mets have announced they’ve signed infielder Phillip Evans to a minor league with an invite to Major League Spring Training.

Evans, 25, was outrighted off the Mets 40-man roster earlier this offseason and became a free agent in doing so.

The utility guy went 10 for 33 (.303/.395/.364) with two doubles, one RBI and four walks in 19 games for the Mets at the major league level in 2017. He played both third and second base.

Evans slashed .279/.341/.418 with 26 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 56 RBI for the Las Vegas 51s in 2017. He played second, third, shortstop and also got his first exposure to left field.

  • Aaron Dorman

    Happy to see him back! Evans had a strong second half and could still be the gap hitting UTman Matt Reynolds was supposed to be.

  • Buddy3

    Reynolds has a lot of flexibility in INF and OF, but Evans really hit the ball hard in September. Hope he gets another shot.

  • Tommy Brennan

    I like Evans. May he have a breakthrough 2018.

  • Out of place Met fan

    Well since he is back with the Mets, we know now that he will not become the next Turner