According to the Web site almemento.net, the Mets have signed Willy Mo Peña to a minor league deal (via Retire31).
UPDATE – 7:40 p.m.: SNY has corroborated this report.
It’s a good signing because you can never have enough players. The Mets seem hell-bent on signing outfielders with attitude problems. It will help Buffalo, that’s for sure. He’ll be up with the Mets sometime in 2009.
SANTO DOMINGO. - The Dominican gardener Wily Mo Rock reached an agreement of smaller league with the set of the Meters of New York that will report about $400 to him thousands dollars reason why he remains of the season.
According to a source informed into whole credit, the Dominican one accepted the pact with the New York troops with the condition of which it would not remain in the minority circuits by more than two months.
It will not be until this Sunday or Monday when one hopes that the Mets makes the company/signature with Rock public.
Obviously, I’m skeptical of this report. Take it with a large grain of salt.
The article claims it’s a minor league deal, worth $400,000.
Peña refused to his assignment to minor league camp with the Washington Nationals and was granted his unconditional release from the organization on March 31.
The Mets had originally signed Peña as a free agent in 1998. Over seven seasons in the major leagues, Peña has played for three different teams, compiling a .253 AVG / .307 OBP / .447 SLG. He’s driven in 225 runs, with his best year coming in 2004 with Cincinnati when he drove in 66 runs.
With the Buffalo Bisons off to a 1-10 start, I guess they need a bit of a kick-start. Maybe Peña’s attitude will rustle some feathers.