Valentin close to signing minor league deal with Mets
NEW YORK -- Jose Valentin was set to rejoin the New York Mets, closing in on a minor league contract Wednesday with an invitation to spring training.
The 38-year-old Valentin started last season as New York's regular second baseman, but played in only 51 games because of leg injuries. His season ended June 21 when he fouled off a pitch and broke his right shin.
Earlier in the season, Valentin missed time with a partially
torn ligament in his right knee. He finished with ...
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