Sandy Alomar Jr. has decided to keep plugging away at his major league career, agreeing to a minor league contract with the New York Mets on Monday.
The 40-year-old catcher, who is expected to report to spring training Tuesday, hit .278 with 30 RBIs in 108 at-bats last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, who acquired him in late July.
A six-time All-Star, Alomar was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1990. He is hoping to have more luck in New York than his brother Roberto, who struggled through the 2002 and 2003 seasons with the Mets. Speaking of the Alomars, his former All-Star second baseman father will be sending him home as the Mets' third-base coach this season.
Sandy Jr. is a career .274 hitter over 20 major league seasons with six different clubs.