Former Mets INF Luis Guillorme signs one-year deal with Braves

Former Mets infielder Luis Guillorme has signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the division rival Atlanta Braves.

Guillorme was one of the longest-tenured players remaining on the Mets' roster, but with a crowded infield situation and not much of a role, new President of Baseball Operations David Stearns decided it was time to go in a different direction.

After spending the first six years of his big-league career in New York, the 28-year-old was non-tendered, making him a free agent for the first time this offseason. 

Guillorme had long been an extremely valuable Swiss Army knife type player for the Mets, playing all over the infield in a part-time role.

He enjoyed a career-year across the board in 2022, but battled the injury bug last season, and his production dropped off dramatically on both sides of the ball.

Guillorme ended being demoted to Triple-A Syracuse mid-season to make room for Mark Vientos, after hitting just .244 with eight extra-base hits while accounting for -5 Outs Above Average and committing three errors. 

He now stays in the division next season and will serve as a depth piece for the star-studded Braves infield.