December 21, 2014
Gary Sheffield plans to go for No. 500 with the New York Mets.
One home run shy of the milestone, Sheffield reached a contract
agreement with New York on Friday, three days after he was released
by the Detroit Tigers in a surprising move.
The deal is contingent on Sheffield passing a physical Saturday, Mets general manager Omar Minaya said.
The 40-year-old slugger gives the Mets a right-handed power bat,
something they needed to help balance the lineup. But his role on the team will be tricky: New York was already set at the corner outfield spots with Ryan Church in right and Daniel Murphy in left.
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