Reports: Mets sign Maxwell, who took a knee in 2017

The New York Mets reportedly signed catcher Bruce Maxwell, who in 2017 became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem to protest social injustice.ESPN and Newsday reported the deal on Tuesday, which is pending a physical and coronavirus intake testing.Maxwell, 29, last played in the majors with the Oakland Athletics in 2018. In parts of three seasons with Oakland, he batted .240 with five homers and 42 RBIs in 127 games.He played in the Mexican League last season.