Mets sign OF Gomez to minor-league deal

Outfielder Carlos Gomez signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets and joined the team at spring training on Thursday.”My goal is to be a part of this team. Make the team and help,” Gomez said.Gomez has played 12 big-league seasons and had other offers to begin his 13th, he said Thursday. The 33-year-old hit .208 with nine home runs on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays last season.