Mets Release Minor League Outfielder Khalil Lee

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May 21, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets center fielder Khaleel Lee (26) reacts after connecting for a base against the Miami Marlins during the twelfth inning at LoanDepo Park. / Sam Navarro-

mets minor outfielder released Khalil Lee, According to several reports.

The 24-year-old played in 21 games with Triple-A Syracuse this season, slugging .185/.299/.323 with one homer and seven RBI.

Lee saw very limited action in the majors as a Met in 2021 and , playing a total of 13 games at the major league level. He slashed .100/.100/.300 with one home run and one double.

Acquired by the Mets as part of a three-team trade in February 2021, Lee was designated for assignment this off-season, but cleared waivers and was dropped from the 40-man roster to Triple-A. was paid outright for

Begins Investigation into allegations of assault against Lee in February. According to a lawsuit filed in Syracuse federal court, Lee's ex-girlfriend Kerwyn Hill alleged that the outfielder assaulted her in May 2022. He was DFA'd by the club shortly after the allegations surfaced.

Tim Britton of The Athletic Reports releasing Lee was “a baseball decision”.