Mets sign minor league outfielder Nick Plummer, acquire Antonio Santos from waivers

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Mets generic Citi Field generic 2021 home run apple with Citi in background
Mets generic Citi Field generic 2021 home run apple with Citi in background

The Mets have added to their 40-man roster on Wednesday by signing outfielder Nick Plummer to a one-year deal and acquiring relief pitcher Antonio Santos off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Plummer, who was selected 23rd overall by the St. Louis Cardinals out of Brother Rice High School in the 2015 MLB Draft, has yet to make his major league debut.

After a slow start to his professional career, the 25-year-old really picked it up this past season, splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A.

In 90 games with the Springfield Cardinals, Plummer hit 13 home runs, 17 doubles and four triples while driving in 46 RBI. He also scored 52 runs while walking 53 times and striking out 108 times. He finished with a slash line of .283/.404/.489 before getting promoted to Triple-A.

With the Memphis Redbirds, Plummer picked up right where he left off, slashing .267/.455/.440 in 27 games. He added two home runs, three doubles and two triples as well as eight RBI to go along with 19 runs scored. He also cut down his strikeout-to-walk ratio considerably, striking out just 18 times while walking 20 times.

For the season, the left-handed hitter had 15 homers, 20 doubles and six triples with 54 RBI in 117 games while slashing .280/.415/.479 — well above his career slash line of .221/.363/.358.

In 2021, Santos pitched to a 4.76 ERA in 11.1 innings pitched with 5 walks and 10 strikeouts.

The Dominican Republic-native made his major league debut in 2020 but struggled mightily, giving up 11 earned runs in just six innings pitched.

For his career, Santos is 0-2 with an 8.83 ERA. Still, at only 25 years old and improving every year, the right-handed pitcher will look to take another step in the right direction this season.

Both he and Plummer figure to fight for spots on the team come spring training.