Mets acquire a potential closer in Ring

In trading away Roberto Alomar, the Mets acquired a potential closer in Royce Ring.

Originally Published: July 1, 2003
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

Here's a quick look at Royce Ring, who was traded from the White Sox to the Mets as the main prospect in the package for Roberto Alomar:

Ring, 22, was drafted by the White Sox in the first round in 2002, out of San Diego State. He was the 18th player picked overall.

He pitched well in his pro debut, posting a 3.21 ERA in 24 games between the Arizona Rookie League and the full-season Carolina League, with a 31/11 K/BB in 28 innings. This year, pitching at Double-A Birmingham, ...

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