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Mets could acquire Cust from A’s

November 23, 2009

Cust hit .240 and 25 Homeruns last season

CHICAGO- Oakland slugger Jack Cust (left) is expected to be traded before Dec. 12, and the Mets are one team believed to have considered his acquisition.

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Cust, 30, who hails from Flemington, N.J., hit .240 with 25 homers and 70 RBI in 513 at-bats last season. He earned $2.8 million and should be dealt before the nontender deadline in less than three weeks, since Oakland does not want to pay the salary Cust would be awarded in arbitration, which may be in the $4-5 million range.

The cost of acquiring Cust, who has played 215 games in the outfield and 234 games at DH in his career, should be low — perhaps a Single-A prospect. Seattle may be the most likely destination, which would reunite Cust with Don Wakamatsu, the Mariners’ manager, who previously worked as Oakland’s bench coach.

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One comment

  1. Thanks, but no thanks.



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