A's Sign Sweeney

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The A's and DH Mike Sweeney have agreed to a one year, non guaranteed deal with an invitation to Spring Training. "They want me to play first base and DH and be a veteran presence for the younger guys," Sweeney said from his San Diego home. "I'm excited about the opportunity and it's close to home." Last season, he hit .260 with 7 HR but has spent the last seventeen years in the Royals organization. Sweeney gives the A's a righty to platoon with Barton and Cust, so if he is healthy, should see his fair share of at-bats. Sweeney will report on Wednesday to A's camp to prepare for the start of the season. "I'll miss wearing Kansas City blue. It's a new chapter in my life and a new chapter for the Kansas City Royals." In other news, the Dodgers and Mark Sweeney are closing in one year deal.


Anonymous 10:43 AM CST  

the only players that want to sign FA deals with the pathetics are washed up worn down players like sweeney, piazza, etc. this org sucks and so do it's fans (both of 'em)!

Boatshoes 4:06 PM CST  

Hey, me and the other A's fan are insulted!