Phillies, Mets Interested In Punto

According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Phillies and Mets have expressed interest in free agent infielder Nick Punto.  The Twins are also in contact.

Punto, 31, hit .284/.344/.382 in 377 plate appearances this year.  He seems to play an above average shortstop, according to the plus/minus system.  Punto is also capable of playing the other infield positions.  He earned $2.4MM in ’08.

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