They Blinded Me with Saenz

The Mets this evening announced they have invited greying, heavyset ex-Dodger Olmedo Saenz to spring training with the idea he could become the right-handed power threat and backup to Carlos Delgado the lineup would seem to call out for. Saenz last appeared in No. 8 with Los Angeles.

Also invited to camp is veteran washout Tony Armas Jr., who’ll compete for a rotation slot and secretly root for injuries until its time to report to New Orleans. Armas most recently appeared in No. 36 with the Nationals and could easily appear in it again given Willie Collazo‘s own grip on a roster slot.

Update: reports Wednesday that Armas will suit up in No. 44. Thanks Jason  for the updates.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/15/2008 – 10:58am.
    Saenz is listed as wearing #91 this spring.
    delete edit reply report to Mollom

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 02/15/2008 – 11:53am.
    91 reminds me of Butch Goring of the Islanders. Remember him?
    delete edit reply report to Mollom
    Ben Johnson

    Submitted by Matt (not verified) on Fri, 02/15/2008 – 4:29pm.
    Anyone know what number Ben Johnson will suit up in? He might be the last unknown number of Spring Training.

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