Who is Landon Powell?

Landon PowellLast Friday, the Mets announced signed free-agent C Landon Powell to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.

Powell, 30, did not play in the Major Leagues in 2012. In three years with the A’s from 2009-2011, Powell hit .207 in 123 games.

In 79 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, Powell hit .251 with a .353 OBP and .729 SLG, eight home runs and 38 RBI in 279 plate appearances.

To read more on Powell, check out this detailed post from Joe Janish at Mets Today.