The Mets signed outfielder Carlos Mendoza as an amateur free agent on November 10, 1992 but he wouldn’t appear in a Met uniform until 1997. He made his Major League debut on September 3, 1997 as a pinch runner for Butch Huskey and finished out the season appearing in 15 games, mainly as a pinch hitter and pinch runner. He hit .250 (3 for 12) with 1 RBI. His only RBI occurred as a result of a hit by pitch during his first career start on September 24.
Following the season Mendoza was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1997 expansion draft.
While with the Mets Mendoza wore number 6.
Carlos Mendoza also played for the Colorado Rockies in 2000.