Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Mets Acquire Shawn Greene [J. Mark English]

  • Outfielder Shawn Green was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets on Tuesday night, giving the NL East leaders one more big bat as they gear up for the postseason. - ESPN
  • The Diamondbacks sent the 33-year-old Green and cash to the Mets for Triple-A pitcher Evan MacLane, a 23-year-old left-hander. - Sports Illustrated
  • "I think for Shawn and everybody it's a relief that it's over," Arizona outfielder Luis Gonzalez said. "It's been kind of lingering a little bit. I'm sure it weighed on him. He's an established major league player. It's a good opportunity for him. He has a chance to be in the playoffs. I'm happy for him. I called him right after I got here and found out." - Fox Sports
  • Green is making $8 million this year and has a salary of $9.5 million next year. His contract calls for a $10 million club option in 2008 with a $2 million buyout. - CBS Sports
  • Green is hitting .283 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs this season. The D-Backs had been looking to move him to give playing time to rookie Carlos Quentin, who has been impressive since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Tucson last month.
    MacLane, 23, posted a 3.86 ERA in 20 starts this season for Triple-A Norfolk. He began the year with Double-A Binghamton, going 3-1 with a 4.64 ERA in six starts. In four Minor League seasons, MacLane, the Mets' 25-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, is 35-20 with a 3.19 ERA in 89 games (77 starts). - Mets.com