Outfielder Jason Pridie, 28, apppeared in 101 games for the decimated Mets last season, starting 32 games in center field, six in right and seven in left. He has been added to the IronPigs' roster, according to the Morning Call.
Beerleaguer: Phillies fans saw him a lot last season and he absolutely smoked us. In 26 plate appearances against the Phils, he was a .364/.462/.727 hitter with a homer, triple and three doubles to go with a pair of stolen bases.
A lefty bat with solid defensive and base-running skills, he was a .231/.309/.370 hitter overall with four homers and seven stolen bases in 236 plate appearances for the Mets in 2011. He signed a minor league deal with Oakland this winter, but failed to get on the field because of a 50-game suspension for violating the minor-league drug policy, reportedly testing positive for a "recreational" drug. Oakland granted him his release earlier in the month.
A second-round pick of the Rays back in 2002, he never blossomed into the hitter Tampa had hoped. He was exposed to the Rule 5 draft in 2005 and the Twins took him, then returned him to the Rays in March, only to work out a trade with the Rays to reacquire him in 2007 (similar to the back and forth Shane Victorino experienced early in his career). In 10 minor league seasons, he's a .741 OPS hitter with most of his action coming in center field, which is good news for an IronPigs outfield suddenly without Domonic Brown.