Report: Mets to sign Austin Jackson

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Between Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares and Jay Bruce being injured, there is a serious lack of depth in the Mets outfield. As a result, the Mets are doing something about it: signing free agent Austin Jackson. Jon Heyman was the first to report it. It will be a major league deal.

The Texas Rangers designated Jackson for assignment a little over two weeks ago. They did that just after acquiring him from the Giants. Jackson, 31, was batting just .242/.309/.295 through 165 plate appearances with San Francisco. He’s still owed around $4.5 million on the two-year, $6 million deal he signed before the season, but the Mets will not be paying any of that.