The New York Mets have designated outfielder Khalil Lee for assignment. Lee is under an active MLB investigation due to a lawsuit accusing him of assault last year.
In a corresponding move, the Mets have claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod off of waivers from Philadelphia. Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week to make room for infielder Josh Harrison.
Coonrod, 30, missed most of last season with a shoulder strain.