DETROIT (AP) -The New York Mets purchased the contract of outfielder Ricky Ledee from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday and optioned utility man David Newhan to the Zephyrs.
Ledee, 33, hit .188 with two homers in a combined 67 games with the Mets and Dodgers last season. He was released by Oakland during spring training before signing a minor league deal with the Mets. He hit .287 with eight homers in 55 games for New Orleans.
He moved right into the lineup, starting in left field against Detroit.
Ledee has played for seven teams in a 10-season career, and joins the Mets with a career .244 average and 62 homers in 835 games. His best season was 2005, when he hit .278 with seven homers in 103 games for the Dodgers.
Newhan hit .200 in 41 games for the Mets this season, mostly as a pinch hitter.
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