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Mets close to deal with Mike Jacobs

Feb 9, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mets are close to agreement on a minor league contract with free agent first baseman Mike Jacobs.

The deal, once finalized, will include a non-roster invitation to spring training.  Jacobs struggled mightily in his first American League season, batting a measly .228/.297/.401 last year with 132 strikeouts in just 434 at-bats for Kansas City.  He’s still a fine batter against right-handers, though, and could be a small asset to the Mets if used correctly.

Jacobs played for New York back in 2005 and posted an impressive .310/.375/.710 batting line, 11 home runs and 23 RBI over 112 plate appearances as a 24-year-old.  He’s now 29.

  1. Omar Minaya - Feb 10, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    Please, Mr. Wilpon, can I please sign this guy? Pleeeease…????

  2. Fred Wilpon - Feb 10, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    Omar, I will think about it. Go get your rubber ducky and get ready for your bath.
    Now what the heck channel is Storm Stories on again…?

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