Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mets could shop Turner
By Doug Mittler
A 40-man roster crunch could prompt the New York Mets to consider dealing infielder Justin Turner late in spring training, says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
The Mets signed a host of players to minor league deals over the winter and will have to find spots for Pedro Feliciano, Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins if they earn places in the bullpen. The same scenario would apply for outfielders such as Marlon Byrd and Andrew Brown, and a deal for Turner could clear some space.
Turner is a .252/.324/.354 hitter in parts of four major league seasons.