On Tuesday, the New York Mets signed SS Chris Woodward (above) to a minor league contract. Woodward, 28, spent 2004 with the Blue Jays, hitting .235 with 1 HR and 24 RBI’s in 69 games. In parts of 5 years with Toronto, Woodward has a career .247 average with 26 homers and 135 RBI’s in 351 games.

The Mets also signed pitchers Manny Aybar and Joe Nelson to minor league pacts.

Nelson had a cup of coffee with the Red Sox last year (and not a good one, either) ; Aybar had 18 appearances in ’04 for Puebla of the Mexican League.