Jose Bautista signs with Mets in wild day
NEW YORK -- About four and a half work time earlier their game against the Marlins on Tuesday, the Mets in agreement to terms on a one-year deal to convey Jose Bautista to Flushing, adding some right-handed thumping -- albeit 37-year-old thumping -- to a lineup in apparent need of it. The Mets just so happened to be lining a left-handed hurler that night, creating an perfect state of affairs for their newest player. Problem was, Bautista was at home in Tampa, Fla., approximately a three-hour formation from New York City. The Mets told him if he rushed, they mightiness put him in the protrusive lineup. So Bautista barred to the airport, caught a formation and -- the true happening of happenings -- landed 11 minutes aboriginal at LaGuardia Airport. Less than an hour earlier archetypal pitch, Bautista walked into Citi Field, where director Mickey Callaway told him he was attempt 5th and protrusive in left field.