A slick fielding shortstop with a weak bat Brooklyn native Kevin Baez had three difference stints with the Mets with his longest coming in 1993 when he appeared in 52 games.
Baez made his Major League debut with the Mets on September 3, 1990 as a late inning defensive replacement for shortstop Howard Johnson. He appeared in a total of five games for the Mets during the remainder of the season and hit .167 (2 for 12). He recorded hi first Major League hit, a 2nd inning double, on October 2 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He would not appear in a Met uniform again until 1992 when he appeared in six games as a September call-up, this time he hit .154 (2-13). After starting the 1993 season in the minors, he was recalled to New York in the middle of June. He finished out the season with the Mets appearing in 52 games, but he hit just .183.
Following the 1993 season the Mets traded Baez to the Baltimore Orioles. He returned to the Mets organization in 1999 and spent 2 ½ seasons playing for their Triple A affiliate the Norfolk Tides.
In 63 games for the Mets over parts of three seasons Kevin Baez hit .179 with 7 RBIs.
While with the Mets Baez wore number 36 in 1990 and number 1 in 1992 and 1993.