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Mets sign Desmond Jennings to a minor league deal


The Mets announced on Wednesday that the club signed outfielder Desmond Jennings to a minor league deal. He has been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Jennings, 30, was released by the Reds at the end of March after he failed to make the club’s the Opening Day roster. The oft-injured veteran of seven seasons in the major leagues has hit .245/.322/.393 over his career with 55 home runs, 191 RBI, and 95 stolen bases in 2,351 trips to the plate.

The Mets are set as far as starting outfielders are concerned, but their depth was a bit lacking with Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo both battling injuries.

Danny Farquhar taken to hospital after fainting in dugout

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White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing his outing against the Astros on Friday evening. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined, but Farquhar was supervised by the club’s medical personnel and EMTs and regained consciousness before being taken to Rush University Medical Center for further treatment and testing. A diagnosis has not been announced by the team.

Farquhar pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief during Friday’s 10-0 loss to Houston. He was brought in to relieve James Shields in the top of the sixth inning and was immediately bested by George Springer, who belted a ground-rule double down the right field line and scored Brian McCann and Derek Fisher for the Astros’ sixth and seventh runs of the night. He recovered to strike out Jose Altuve, but was again punished with a two-run homer from Carlos Correa (his first of two), and induced a fly out to end the inning.

The 31-year-old righty pitched just 7 1/3 innings with the club prior to Friday’s performance, issuing four hits, three runs, two homers and eight strikeouts in seven appearances.