New York Mets Player Under Investigation For Domestic Violence

A New York Mets' farmhand, who is on the team's 40-man roster, is being investigated for a domestic violence incident. 24-year-old outfielder Khalil Lee, who played in two games with the Mets last season, is named in a federal lawsuit by his ex-girlfriend, who alleges that Lee assaulted her in Syracuse (where he played for the Mets' Triple-A affiliate.

According to the report, noted on, his ex-girlfriend alleges that Lee "assaulted her by pulling her hair and choking her during an argument." The woman says the assault left multiple bruises and marks on her body.

The Mets says they will “fully comply with MLB’s policy and cannot comment until the completion of the league’s investigative process.”

New York acquired Lee from the Kansas City Royals organization in 2021. He outfielder got into 11 games for the major league club that season, registering just one hit in 18 at-bats. He hit a home run for his only hit in two games last season. 

Lee was expected to head to Syracuse to begin the 2023 season, but that is now is doubt, as the MLB investigation could lead to a suspension.

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