Matt Kemp becomes the Mets’ latest veteran option in outfield


The Mets added some extra outfield depth on Friday, signing Matt Kemp to a minor league deal, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed.

Kemp was released by the Cincinnati Reds on May 4, after the 34-year-old hit .200 with a home run and 5 RBIs in 20 games on the season. He was placed on the IL on Apr. 23 after breaking his rib crashing into the outfield wall. He joined the Reds as part of an offseason trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers, coming over with Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood.

The three-time All-Star — including a 2018 nod — becomes an extra option for a Mets team that is currently without its entire starting outfield and recently called up Carlos Gomez and Rajai Davis, as well as claimed Aaron Altherr off waivers. The team also signed pitcher Ervin Santana to a minor league deal on Friday.