Broxton was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday.

Broxton hasn't been in the starting lineup since May 5 and is slashing .143/.208/.163 with one extra-base hit this season, so this move seemed inevitable. Michael Conforto (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday, but the team opted to select the contract of veteran Carlos Gomez rather than provide additional opportunities for Broxton and his 41.5-percent strikeout rate. The 29-year-old could remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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