Botts to Mets for Buffalo

May, 19, 2011
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Jason Botts joined the Mets organization from the indepedent Atlantic League to provide another body at depleted Triple-A Buffalo.
The York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League announced first baseman/outfielder Jason Botts has signed with the Mets and been assigned to depleted Triple-A Buffalo.

Botts, 30, appeared in 93 games for the Texas Rangers from 2005-08, hitting .230 with five homers in 282 at-bats. The switch-hitting Botts played in Japan in 2009. He appeared in 80 games last season season with Triple-A Syracause in the Washington Nationals organization.

The Mets recently have added free-agent infieder Luis Figueroa and acquired outfielder Bubba Bell to bolster Buffalo after a rash of call-ups.

Catcher Mike Nickeas, meanwhile, who was forced from Thursday's game after being struck on the wrist, is not believed to have suffered a fracture.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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