Miguel Cairo was a journeyman utility player when the Mets signed him as a free agent prior to the 2005 season. With the Mets, he mainly played second base but also played first and third base as well as the outfield.
Cairo made his Mets debut on April 6 as a pinch hitter for pitcher Mike Matthews; he flew out to centerfield. Cairo would go on to appear in 100 games for the Mets during the 2005 season. He hit a respectable .251 with 2 home runs and 19 RBIs. He also led the Mets in sacrifice hits with 12.
2005 would be his only season with the Mets, but he did not have to move out of his apartment. He signed with the Yankees as a free agent in the off-season.
While with the Mets Cairo wore number 3.
Miguel Cairo also played for the following teams:
Toronto Blue Jays – 1996
Chicago Cubs – 1997,2001
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – 1998-2000
St. Louis Cardinals – 2001-2003,2007
New York Yankees – 2004,2006,2007
Seattle Mariners – 2008
Philadelphia Phillies – 2009
Cincinnati Reds – 2010-2012