Mets sign Brooks Conrad, assign to Vegas

NEW YORK -- Major league veteran Brooks Conrad has signed with the New York Mets and been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Conrad, 35, has a .200 average with 19 homers and 73 RBIs in 460 career major league at-bats spanning six seasons. He has a .271 career on-base percentage in the majors.

The switch-hitting second baseman/third baseman was not with any organization to begin this season. He appeared in 13 games with the San Diego Padres in 2014.

The Mets were light on infielders at the upper levels of the minors with Eric Campbell and Danny Muno now in the majors and with T.J. Rivera and Gavin Cecchini sidelined at Double-A Binghamton.

"Plus, we like what he brings to the table and think he's a good addition to the organization," one team official said.

Conrad may be most known for committing three errors in Game 3 of a 2010 NL Division Series while with the Atlanta Braves, including a critical two-out error in the ninth that gave the San Francisco Giants a series-altering win.