Friday, April 3, 2009

Mets, Sheffield close to deal

The New York Mets are apparently close to signing outfielder Gary Sheffield, who was recently released by the Detroit Tigers.

Sheffield, who is still owed $14 million from the Tigers, was also being courted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. If he does choose the Mets, he would sign for the league minimum of $400,000.

Injuries to his shoulder and oblique limited the 41-year-old Sheffield to just 114 games for the last place Tigers a year ago, as he batted .225 with 19 homers and 57 runs batted in.

The 2004 MVP runner-up with the Yankees, Sheffield is just one home run shy of 500 for his career. In 21 seasons with the Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees and Tigers, Sheffield has a .292 batting average and 1,633 RBI.

1 comment:

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