January 11, 2007

Mets reach deal with Schoenweis

The Associated Press at the Globe and Mail, writes about the Mets, Scott Schoeneweis and them reaching a preliminary agreement yesterday:

Left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis and the New York Mets reached a preliminary agreement yesterday on a $10.8-million (U.S.), three-year contract.

The deal is pending a physical, according to league sources.

Schoeneweis would join a strong bullpen that helped New York win a division title last year and advance to the seventh game of the National League Championship Series before falling to St.

Louis. But the Mets lost Chad Bradford, Roberto Hernandez and lefty Darren Oliver in free agency this off-season and needed to shore up middle relief.

Schoeneweis, 33, split last season between Toronto and Cincinnati, going 4-2 with a 4.88 earned-run average and four saves in 71 games overall. He was traded from the Blue Jays to the Reds on Aug. 16 and excelled the rest of the year, going 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA and three saves in 16 appearances.

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