The New York Mets claimed infielder Yolmer Sanchez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.
The Mets designated catcher Patrick Mazeika for assignment in a corresponding transaction.
Sanchez, 30, was designated for assignment by Boston on Tuesday after batting .108 with two RBIs in 14 games.
He is a career .243 hitter with 32 homers and 217 RBIs in 671 games with the Chicago White Sox (2014-20) and Red Sox.
Sanchez won a Gold Glove at second base in 2019 and can also play third base. The Mets placed infielders Eduardo Escobar (left oblique strain) and Luis Guillorme (groin strain) on the 10-day injured list this week.
Mazeika, 28, batted .191 with one homer and six RBIs in 24 games with the Mets this season.
--Field Level Media