Mets sign Espinosa to minor-league deal

The New York Mets signed veteran middle infielder Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract, the team announced Friday.The Mets said Espinosa has been invited to spring training with the big league club.The 31-year-old Espinosa has made 600 appearances at second base and 220 at shortstop over eight major campaigns. He has a .221 career average with 98 homers and 316 RBIs in 872 games between 2010-17.Espinosa was released by four teams in 2018, including during spring training by the New York Yankees. He later bounced around minor league teams of the Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies and was released by each organization.