The New York Mets have reportedly released minor league outfielder Khalil Lee, who is currently under investigation for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in May 2022.
The New York Post reports that Lee, 24, was released on Sunday.
However, the release is not due to an investigation by the league, as the Mets claim it is a “baseball-related” move.
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The Mets drafted Lee and removed him from the 40-man roster in February. He cleared waivers and moved to Triple-A Syracuse for his Mets and has struggled ever since.
In 21 games, Lee has a batting average of .185/batting average of .299/batting average of .323, OPS of .622, 1 homer, 6 doubles, 7 RBIs, and 65 at-bats.
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Last season, an incident involving Lee’s ex-girlfriend Keriwin Hill occurred while Lee was playing for Syracuse. He is accused of choking her in her suit and kicking her to the ground.
Lee was charged with obstructing breathing, according to Syracuse.com.
“The Mets became aware of the allegations and immediately notified MLB,” the team said in a statement at the time.
Lee has 13 major league games, all with the Mets. He played only 11 games in 2021 and 2 games in 2022.
In these contests, Lee went 20-2 with a home run, a double, and 13 strikeouts.
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Lee was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He eventually landed with the Mets in a three-hit-team trade.