New York Mets Release Outfielder Under Investigation By MLB

The New York Mets have released outfielder Khalil Lee.

The decision comes following an investigation by Major League Baseball into allegations of assault against Lee, stemming from an incident that took place in Syracuse, New York, last year.

Despite being just 24 years old, Lee has had limited opportunities in the major leagues, appearing in only 13 games.

However, his performance in the minor leagues has shown promise, with a solid triple-slash line of .251/.373/.787. Over his minor league career, Lee has 61 home runs, 268 RBIs, 120 stolen bases, and 365 runs scored in 2,125 at-bats.

Originally selected by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Lee joined the Mets organization with high hopes. Unfortunately, his tenure with the team has come to a controversial end following his release.

With his release, Khalil Lee's future in professional baseball remains uncertain.

Given his talent and potential, it is possible that he may attract interest from other teams in the league as he looks to continue his career in the sport.

However, the investigation into the alleged domestic violence incident further complicated his situation, leading to his removal from the Mets' 40-man roster earlier in the offseason and, now, his release altogether.

As Lee approaches his 25th birthday next month, he will now seek a fresh opportunity with another organization. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports