Mets sign Barrett to minor league deal

Updated: June 29, 2010, 5:10 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN JUAN, P.R. -- The New York Mets have signed former major league catcher Michael Barrett to a minor league contract, a club official confirmed on Tuesday.

Barrett, 33, has not played since 2009, when he went into the season as Rod Barajas' backup with the Toronto Blue Jays before injuries cut short his season. He will report to the Mets' Class A team at Port St. Lucie, Fla., and after a few weeks he's expected to move up to Triple-A Buffalo. If Barrett can play, the move will give the ...

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