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Ben Sheets is making a comeback

Jun 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT


Arm injuries wrecked Ben Sheets‘ career and the four-time All-Star hasn’t pitched in the majors since July of 2010, but he’s still just 33 years old and is apparently making a comeback.

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that Sheets threw for scouts yesterday in Louisiana and the Yankees, Phillies, Braves, and Angels were among the teams represented.

Sheets’ last contract was a one-year, $10 million deal with the A’s in 2010, but obviously at this point he’d have to settle for a minor-league deal and a chance to prove himself at Triple-A.

In a world where 49-year-old Jamie Moyer and his high-70s fastball are at Triple-A it’s tough not to think that taking a low-cost, no-risk flier on Sheets would be a worthwhile idea for quite a few teams assuming he looked at all decent.

  1. chill1184 - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    He should learn the knuckleball

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Wish Ben the best but I wont be holding my breath. He had some pretty bad injuries

  3. Jeremiah Graves - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    I say this anytime someone like Sheets, Harden, Prior, Bedard, Kazmire, etc. is available, but I’d love to see the Twins at least take a gamble and stash ’em in the minors for awhile. Maybe you catch lightning in a bottle, maybe you don’t. If it’s going to cost you a minor league contract, why not take the risk when you’re shuffling guys like Carl Pavano and Jason Marquis through your rotation anyway?!

  4. theaxmancometh - Jun 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Best of luck to Sheets. This guy had one of the best curve balls I’ve ever seen, rememberIng when he struck out 18 Braves in ’04. Droppin the hammer in the dirt & everybody was swingin at it. Would be a good story if the Brew Crew brought him back, but they didn’t exactly have an amicable split.

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