Mets Re-Sign Feliciano

The other one.

That's right the Mets announced today that they've re-signed OF Jesus Feliciano to a minor league deal. The 31-year old likely be assigned back to Buffalo where he's becoming quite the hometown hero; Feliciano was the Bisons' MVP in '09 after he led the International League in hits and led the league in hitting for most of 2010 when he made a pretty good run at batting .400.

Feliciano was a nice story out at Citi Field last summer starring as 'the 31-yr old rookie' and sparking the club with a couple of game-winning efforts early on. Unfortunately, overall Feliciano was underwhelming to say the least. He played a decent OF between left, right and center but his final triple slash line was .231/.276/.287; in 108 ab's he was a glorified singles hitter who posted just five extra-base hits and a Pelfrey-esque .056 ISO. At the very least, he'll provide veteran depth on a prospect-laden Buffalo roster.

The Mets also announced minor league signings of 30-year old power-hitting journeyman and Rusty Staub look-a-like 1B Chris Shelton and random-ass 22-year old reliever Kent Tsujimoto . You may remember Shelton making a name for himself back in '06 with Detroit as he became the fastest player in AL history to reach 9 home runs (13 games). And though he looked like a budding power-hitting first baseman he proved that regularly striking out in over 30% of your ab's makes it hard to stay in the majors. He's crushed the minor leagues over the last few seasons, much in the way Mike Hessman did.

Tsujimoto pitched in 2010 for Maui in the independent Golden League (of Gary Carter fame), posting a 2.88 ERA with a 12+ K/9 in 34.1 innings in relief. Here's a video of him throwing/talking.

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