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MLB: Mets Sign Veteran 1B/DH Luke Voit, Invite Him to Major League Camp

 Matt Tallarini  |    Feb 19th, 2024 4:07pm EST

Luke Voit of the Syracuse Mets hits a home run against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs during a game at Coca-Cola Park on July 25, 2023 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The New York Mets announced on February 19 that they signed first baseman Luke Voit to a minor league contract, which includes an invite to Major League camp. 


Voit, 33, was born in Wildwood, Mo., and has played seven seasons in Major League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2017-18, the New York Yankees from 2018-21, the San Diego Padres in 2022, the Washington Nationals in 2022, and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2023. 

Voit led the 2020 regular season with 22 home runs during the Covid-19 Pandemic-shortened 60-game MLB season. 

Last season, Voit signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Feb. 21, 2023, which included an invite to big league camp. He played in 22 games with the Brewers, hitting .221 with 15 hits, three doubles, four RBI, two stolen bases, four walks, and 27 strikeouts before he was released on June 2. 

Voit landed on the 10-day injured list on May 15 of last season and was sent to his rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville on May 20. He played in eight games with Nashville and batted .259 with seven hits, three doubles, one home run, eight RBI, eight walks, and nine strikeouts before being designated for assignment on May 29. 

Voit then signed a minor league contract with the Mets on June 11 and was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse on June 12. He played in 37 games with Syracuse, and hit .264 over 164 plate appearances with 34 hits, five doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 35 RBI, 31 walks, and 44 strikeouts. Voit was released by the Mets on Aug. 3. 

During the 2022 season, the Yankees traded Voit to the Padres on March 18, 2022, for right-handed pitcher Justin Lange. Voit played in 82 games with San Diego, hitting .225 over 344 plate appearances with 67 hits, 18 doubles, 13 home runs, 48 RBI, 39 walks, 110 strikeouts, and a .733 OPS before he was traded to the Washington Nationals along with Josh Bell for left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, shortstop C.J. Abrams, outfielder Robert Hassell III, outfielder James Wood and right-handed pitcher Jarlin Susana on Aug. 2, 2022. 

The Nationals activated Voit on Aug. 4, 2022. He played in 53 games with Washington, hitting .228 in 224 plate appearances, with 46 hits, four doubles, nine home runs, 21 RBI, 16 walks, 69 strikeouts and a .676 OPS before electing free agency during the 2022-23 offseason. 

In seven seasons in MLB, Voit has played in 508 games with a career average of .253 over 1,912 plate appearances with 425 hits, 72 doubles, two triples, 95 home runs, 276 RBI, 192 walks, 550 strikeouts, and a .807 OPS. 

Voit will be competing with Mark Vientos, DJ Stewart, and Joey Wendle for an infield depth role and the at-bats in the designated hitter role. 

The Mets will play their first spring training game on Feb. 24 against the St. Louis Cardinals at home at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla. at 1:10 p.m. EST.