February 13, 2008

Mets Sign Olmedo Saenz

Marty Noble at Mets.com writes about the Mets signing of Olmedo Saenz:

In what could be identified as yet another "last move before we start Spring Training," the Mets signed right-handed-hitting veteran pinch-hitter Olmedo Saenz to a Minor League contract and invited him to their soon-to-open camp. A day after the club signed Tony Armas Jr. to compete for the long relief assignment filled by Darren Oliver and Aaron Sele the two last seasons, it signed Saenz as a free agent, seemingly to serve in the role filled by Julio Franco in 2006 and by Franco and later Jeff Conine last year.

Seanz, who turned 37 in October, rarely was used in defensive situations last season, his fourth with the Dodgers. He had 75 plate appearances as a pinch-hitter last season. His 14 hits in that role were the fourth most in the big leagues. He batted .222 with two home runs, 12 RBIs, two sacrifice flies, and nine walks. He played merely 81 innings -- 75 at first base -- in his 92 games, starting eight games at first base and none at third. He didn't commit any errors at either position, but is hardly considered a quality defender.


Anonymous said...

that guy cant even run!!!

Anonymous said...

well i guess he will be some more insurance if delgado goes down