The New York Mets took a chance on Tuiasosopo, signing him to a minor league contract before the 2012 season. He played sparingly in MLB spring training, spending the entire season in AAA Buffalo (.242, 12, 57). As he hit minor league free agency, Matt saw his options diminish as no teams had an interest in bringing him to spring training. As he hit a crossroads, he wavered to take a deal to play in a team's minor league camp. He decided to contact Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski and sell him on why he should get an invitation to spring training. He presented Dombrowski with a resume and made his case, earning the spring invite. A solid spring interested manager Jim Leyland, and Tuiasosopo made the team as a reserve outfielder. So far this season, Matt Tuiasosopo is 3-7 (.429) with 1 2B and 1 RBI in 4 games. Solid story for a player hanging out in minor league camp for the Mets last spring training.