The Mets signed first baseman Cody Decker to a minor league deal Monday, but if he’s headed to Las Vegas, nobody has told manager Pedro Lopez.
“I haven’t gotten got a call,” Lopez said before Tuesday’s game against Fresno at Cashman Field. “I heard from the guys that we signed him yesterday. Whether there was a tweet or something, there was something out there on social media that he was probably going to be assigned to the 51s, but woke up this morning, I did my things and I’m here, I’ve been here since 12:30 and nobody’s called me about him coming here.”
Decker has had a lengthy minor league career, with one stint with the San Diego Padres in 2015.
He’s spent plenty of time in Triple A since 2012 when he first reached the level. Last year, he spent time in Triple A (Royals and Rockies) and Double A (Red Sox).
Decker was released by the Brewers on March 28 after appearing in the World Baseball Classic for Team Israel.
Decker is a .262 minor league hitter with 173 home runs and 550 RBIs in eight seasons.
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