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Sheffield could play field after road trip

Updated: April 5, 2009, 7:53 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Jimmy Rollins was recruiting Gary Sheffield. Dusty Baker, too. But when New York Mets star David Wright reached out to the nine-time All-Star, he apparently sealed the deal.

Sheffield was introduced at Citi Field on Saturday, one day after reaching a contract agreement with the Mets and four days after he was released by the Detroit Tigers.

"When you have the face of the franchise making a call to you, that means a lot," said Sheffield, who's one home run shy of 500. "You ...

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