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Mets add depth to outfield with Alejandro De Aza

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets have signed outfielder Alejandro De Aza, the team announced Wednesday.

De Aza will get a one-year deal worth $5.75 million, according to a source.

The deal also contains an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses, The Associated Press reported, citing a person familiar with the negotiations.

De Aza, 31, primarily would serve as a lefty-hitting complement to Juan Lagares in center field. He joins Lagares as well as lefty-hitting corner outfielders Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson with the reigning National League pennant winners.

The Mets remain in the market for a righty-hitting backup outfielder to offset the retirement of Michael Cuddyer.

De Aza hit a combined .261 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 264 at-bats with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in 2015.