Mets trade outfielder Darrell Ceciliani to the Blue Jays for cash

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets have traded outfield prospect Darrell Ceciliani to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash. Ceciliani had been designated for assignment to clear the 40-man roster spot for the return of Yoenis Cespedes.

Ceciliani, 25, hit .206 (14-for-68) with one homer and three RBIs in the majors last season. He had five steals and struck out 25 times.

A lefty-hitting outfielder, Ceciliani was drafted in the fourth round in 2009 out of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington.