The Mets acquired Chris Jelic along with David Cone from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Ed Hearn, Rick Anderson and Mauro Gozzo on March 27, 1987. After spending four seasons in the Mets minor league system Chris Jelic finally got the call to join the big club in September 1990. He made his Major League debut on September 30 striking out as a pinch hitter for Darryl Boston. Jelic would start the next three games as the Mets leftfielder. During that span, he went just 1 for 10; his only hit was a home run which came in his final at bat of the season. It would also be the only hit of his career as he was released by the Mets following the season and never appeared in another Major League game.
In four games with the Mets Jelic hit .091 (1 for 11) with one home run and one RBI.
While with the Mets Jelic wore number 46.