The Mets have signed first baseman David Cooper to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Double-A Binghamton, ESPN New York reports. Cooper hit .300/.324/.464 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 140 at-bats with the Blue Jays in 2012 but hasn't seen major-league action since. He hit .224/.319/.273 with no home runs and 14 RBI in 143 at-bats with Triple-A Columbus last season.
The Indians announced Monday they optioned CC Lee to Triple-A Columbus, while sending Bryan LaHair and David Cooper to minor-league camp. The Indians also released pitcher Aaron Harang.
Indians infielder David Cooper will remain with the club, according to MLB.com. Cooper cleared waivers, but decided to return to the team as a non-roster invite. He was designated for assignment after the team acquired infielder Justin Sellers.
According to MLB.com, the Indians re-signed first baseman David Cooper on Monday, bringing him back on a major league deal. Cooper, who played parts of 2011 and 2012 with the Blue Jays, appeared in 13 games in the Indians' minor league system in 2013. He missed most of the season due to a back injury.
First baseman David Cooper, who had been playing on a minor league contract in the Indians organization, has opted out of his contract with Cleveland, MLB.com reports Saturday. Cooper has become a free agent. He last played in the majors in 2012 with Toronto and hit .300 over 140 at-bats.