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Mets agree to deal with Sheffield

April 3, 2009 4:44:11 PM PDT
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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