Thursday, January 29, 2009
Former Royals great, and five-time all-star, Mike Sweeney, who played for the Oakland Athletics in 2008, was signed on Thursday to a minor-league contract by the Seattle Mariners. Sweeney, a likely shoo-in for the Royals Hall of Fame one day after spending 13 years in the organization, is holding out hope he can again be a productive player in the big leagues. It's likely Sweeney will DH for the Mariners as he appears well past ever being a full-time position payer again. It has been speculated that if Sweeney doesn't crack the 25 man roster coming out of Spring Training he will hang up his cleats for good.
Posted by Levi "Tug" Payton at Thursday, January 29, 2009