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02/13/09 1:32 PM EST

Mets sign Martinez to Minors deal

Infielder played in seven games with club last season

The Mets added a familiar infielder to Spring Training camp, signing Ramon Martinez to a Minor League deal, according to multiple sources.

Martinez, 36, appeared in seven games for the Mets last year and is a lifetime .264 hitter who has played in portions of 11 big league seasons. He came up with the San Francisco Giants in 1998 and has also played for the Cubs, Tigers, Phillies and Dodgers.

Doug Miller is reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.