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Mets release Khalil Lee for ‘baseball-related’ reasons

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Khalil Lee’s time with the Mets is over.

The team released the 24-year-old outfielder on Sunday, The Post confirmed.

Lee, who was with Triple-A Syracuse, had been designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster in February while under MLB investigation involving allegations that he assaulted his former girlfriend in May 2022, while also playing for Syracuse.

He was accused in a lawsuit of choking the woman and kicking her to the ground.

Lee remained with the organization after clearing waivers in February and was signed to a minor league contract.

He struggled in 21 games with Syracuse this season, with a .621 OPS in 77 plate appearances.

A source said the decision to cut ties with Lee was “baseball-related.”


The Mets released outfielder Khalil Lee on Sunday.
AP

Khalil Lee with the Mets in 2021.
Khalil Lee with the Mets in 2021.
Corey Sipkin for the NY Post

Lee appeared in 13 games with the Mets from 2021 to 2022 and went 2-for-20 with a homer, a double and 13 strikeouts.

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