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Impact Infielder Released; Mets Would Be Strong Fit After Impressive Season

Should the Mets consider a reunion with the veteran utility man?

The New York Mets could use another offensive depth piece.

Much has been made about the club's designated hitter and third base spots throughout the offseason. Right now it seems like the Mets intend to have Brett Baty and Mark Vientos get an extended opportunity with the big league club, but that hasn't stopped rumors from spreading. 

New York has been linked to a handful of players but hasn't made a move yet. There are some intriguing players out there -- like six-time All-Star J.D. Martinez -- but it's unclear if the Mets will make another addition.

If the Mets want to give the younger players an extended opportunity, it still could make sense to add another depth option who can play multiple positions.

Former Mets utility man J.D. Davis was placed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants recently and immediately was mentioned as a possible option. No teams claimed him and now he reportedly has been released by the club, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. 

"J.D. Davis released," Slusser said. "Farhan Zaidi says on a call with reporters that the Giants negotiate all their arbitration deals in good faith and did so with Davis. Said it just came down to roles and roster crunch and the trade market wasn’t there."

Davis' higher salary likely led to him going unclaimed but now he will have an opportunity to find his next club in free agency.

The 30-year-old already has experience in New York and could provide the club with more depth at third base, first base, and in the outfield. He was solid last season with San Francisco and clubbed 18 home runs and drove in 69 runs in 144 games played.

He certainly would cost less than someone like Martinez and could provide the Mets with defensive depth at multiple positions. Why not consider a reunion?