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Josh Satin retires

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Corner infielder Josh Satin has retired, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Satin was in the Padres’ organization at Triple-A El Paso, where he was hitting a meager .182/.250/.273 in 49 plate appearances.

Satin, 31, last played in the majors in 2014 with the Mets, the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2008 draft. He spent parts of four seasons in the majors.

We wish the best of luck to Satin in his post-baseball life.

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?