Mariners Release Richie Sexson

Richie Sexson awaits a pitch, May 2005. Photo ...Image via Wikipedia

The Seattle Mariners released struggling first baseman Richie Sexson today. The last year and a half have been horrendous for Sexson in Seattle. This season he’s hitting .218/ .315/ .381 with 11 HR and 30 RBI’s in 252 AB.

The Mets have to at least consider the possibility of offering Sexson a deal if he clears waivers. He’s in the last season of a 4 year/$50 million contract. He’s owed just under $7 million for the remainder of this season.

He’s a right handed hitter with power but a limited defensive first baseman. He’s only made two errors this season. The same total he had all of last season but suffers from limited range.

Considering that Moises Alou is having setback after setback, the Mets need to consider the need for a right handed power hitter.

Sexson isn’t the ideal solution because he can’t play the outfield, but Omar Minaya needs to think about it if he clears waivers (which he will).

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