Sheffield to the Mets
Gary Sheffield is not coming to the Phillies.
A team source said earlier they were out of the running for his services. And sure enough, the move is official: Sheffield to the Mets. Sheffield, who the Detroit Tigers released Tuesday, signed with the Mets because they could offer him more playing time. The Phillies source said the Phillies will move on and look elsewhere for help.
If they cannot find anybody via trade or through the waiver wire, Miguel Cairo is likely to start the season on the bench.