Mets Sign Three To Minor League Deals

After reaching the majors for the first time last season at age 31, Jesus Feliciano was dropped from the Mets' 40-man roster shortly after the season. A few months later, however, Feliciano is returning to New York. The team re-signed the outfielder on a minor league deal, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. The Mets also inked Chris Shelton and Kent Tsujimoto to minor league contracts.

Before making his major league debut last June, Feliciano had spent his last four seasons playing for the Mets' Triple-A affiliate. Though he doesn't hit for much power, slugging just 18 homers in more than 5,000 minor league plate appearances, the lefty has hit .317 in AAA for the Mets over the last four years.

Shelton, 30, has seen time in the majors with the Tigers, Rangers, and Mariners. The first baseman is perhaps best remembered for his torrid start in Detroit in 2006, when he homered nine times in his first 13 games. He hasn't played in the bigs since he earned 28 plate appearances for Seattle in 2009.

Tsujimoto, a 22-year-old Japanese right-hander, pitched for Na Koa Ikaika Maui of the Golden Baseball League in 2010, recording a 2.88 ERA and 12.6 K/9 in 32 relief appearances.

7 Responses to Mets Sign Three To Minor League Deals Leave a Reply

  1. Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All 4 years ago

    I remember in 2006 when Chris Shelton looked like he was gonna be the next super star in the game, then the calender changed to May and he started a slump. That slump is going on 5 years now.

  2. JD 4 years ago

    Less Chris Sheltons and more Kent Tsujimotos.

    Nothing against Shelton but he’s an org guy and the Mets have enough of those guys.

    But signing a 22 year old with a 12.6 K/9 nobody has ever heard of is the kind of under the radar move that can actually pay off down the road.

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      Don’t get your hopes too high, he’s coming from an Independent League. At age 21, someone would have signed him sooner if he had any worthwhile talent. Lets hope he gets past the first cuts in ST.

      • ripcurl2121 4 years ago

        noone expects him to make the mets but at 22 all he has to do is go to binghampton, or st lucie and pitch well and all of a sudden you have another prospect. these are the good signings, not garbage like feliciano and shelton

    • ripcurl2121 4 years ago

      + 100000. all guys like shelton do is take at bats from guys that, you know, might actually ahve a future

  3. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Feliciano should appear on that show “America can Dance”, as he shuffles off to Buffalo, again!

  4. gursk1989 4 years ago

    why not?

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