Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Green is got

Steve Gilbert at MLB.com writes about Shawn Green and the deal with the Mets:

Shawn Green's career with the Diamondbacks appears to have come to an end.

A baseball source told MLB.com that the veteran outfielder was dealt along with cash considerations to the Mets on
Tuesday in exchange for a Minor League player. Green, the source said, agreed to waive his no-trade clause and the deal is now in the hands of the Commissioner's office, which has to approve it because of the money involved.

Green arrived at AT&T Park on Tuesday afternoon and was seen on the field hugging teammate Craig Counsell and a Diamondbacks coach.

It is not known exactly how much money will change hands in the deal, or who the Minor Leaguer is. Green is set to make $9.5 million next year with a club option for the 2008 season at $10 million. If the option is not exercised, Green would receive a $2 million buyout.

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