Ben Sheets Throws For Teams

Righty Ben Sheets threw for scouts today in Monroe, Louisiana, MLBTR has learned.  Scouts from the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Angels were in attendance.

Sheets, 33, signed a one-year, $10MM deal with the Athletics in January 2010 despite missing all of the '09 season due to a partial tear in the flexor tendon near his right elbow.  He made 20 middling starts for the A's in 2010 before going down for a second flexor tendon procedure in August.  At the time, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sheets actually had three procedures done on his elbow, including Tommy John surgery.  

Word is that Sheets didn't want to return to baseball unless he felt 100%, and he'd like to help a team down the stretch.  Assuming he flashes his old form in throwing sessions, Sheets will be a popular free agent this summer.

23 Responses to Ben Sheets Throws For Teams Leave a Reply

  1. BMiggy 3 years ago

    hey, why not

  2. dear lord. please frank wren, dont be stupid. 

    • Michael Gardiner 3 years ago

       If the guy is completely healthy and pitching close to what he was like 5-7 years ago(not exactly but somewhat close) it would not be a bad deal.

  3. Guest 3 years ago

    wow just a few days after i was talking to my friends about what ever happened to this guy…we hear this. what a coincidence…

  4. jwsox 3 years ago

    could do a lot worse if he is even 75% of his former self that better than most teams 5th starters

  5. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    Jays could use some rotation help if he doesn’t mind not being on a contender. 

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Jays sign him and Boston will raise them with one Mark Prior..

      Amazing how these people are showing up out of the dark all of a sudden. Which curtain is Ollie Perez going to make an appearance from next?

      • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

         maybe a Brandon Webb sighting!?

  6. john12121212 3 years ago

    Wow, weebles wobbles but he doesn’t fall down!

  7. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    Can’t be worse than Joe Blanton.

    • Guest 3 years ago

      or kendrick (though whenever we face him he does well, must be where he racks up all his stats)

      • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

        He just needs to pitch against the NL East exclusively.

  8. Shawn Baublitz 3 years ago

    Hey O’s… better then Tommy Hunter round 12!

  9. bigpat 3 years ago

    A’s sign him for 10M guaranteed, oh wait… 

    • corey23 3 years ago

      sheets, sign with the a’s for the minimum, you owe me kthx

  10. EdinsonPickle 3 years ago

    I found myself wondering about him and Brandon Webb the other day. I was kind of curious if either of them were going to continue their journey down the come back trail. I’m glad he’s going to try to make a go of it. I’m sure there are few things better than returning to the mound after a prolonged absence due to injury.

  11. JoeSeadog 3 years ago

    As long as he isn’t pig headed and willing to go to the minors and earn a spot before play-off rosters, he could be a very big pick-up for ANY team. But, if someone has to let him pitch through the adjustment to innings and regular work, finding his slot and achieving command at the major league level, he won’t find an interested contender.

  12. Mikey Roederer 3 years ago

    Washington…if he throws even halfway decent they should grab him, and let him take every other start for Strasburg and Zim, letting them stay fresh for the playoffs

    • Manfrenjensen 3 years ago

       If they can spare the spot on the 25-man roster, that’s actually not the worst idea I’ve ever heard.

  13. Wainwrights_Curveball 3 years ago

    Mozeliak – if this guy looks good when he auditions, then get this guy. That way we can stop running Jake Westbum out there every fifth day.

  14. adamszaidy 3 years ago

    yankees should not touch the current lineup, it will do the job

  15. there are  lot of IF’s here. if he is healthy, if he can still pitch effectively, if his contribution on whatever team he is on helps them enough to impact their futures. TOO MANY IF’S!

  16. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    as much as the jays have improved the last few years, the reality is that they still aren’t a playoff caliber team.

    At this point you just hope you can get enough innings out of a decent arm to make it to the end of the season. With Romero Scuffyling, Drabek and Morrow both hurt, Hutchinson on an innings limit..

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