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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mets claim Andy Phillips

Well, it looks like Andy may be coming back to NY...but not to the Bronx.

Mets claim ex-Yankee Phillips

The Mets are getting help at first base.

The team has claimed Andy Phillips, the former Yankee who was designated for assignment Sunday by the Cincinnati Reds, major-league sources say.

Phillips, a right-handed hitter, will give the Mets an alternative to the left-handed Carlos Delgado, who has struggled defensively and is batting only .230 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs.

Phillips will also serve as a right-handed hitter off the bench.

The Mets also could use Phillips at second, where he has appeared in two games this season and four in his career. The team's regular second baseman, Luis Castillo, has been dealing with physical issues all season.

Probably not coincidentally, Wayne Krivsky, who was the Reds' GM when Andy signed with the Reds, is now with the Mets.

UPDATE: AP reports that Andy will join the Mets on Friday, for the crosstown doubleheader against the Yankees.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:47 PM


he's gonna play, now..
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 26, 2008 2:40 AM  
I really wish he'd come back with the Yanks, but I'm glad someone claimed him.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 26, 2008 10:33 AM  

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