Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mets sign INF Tuiasosopo
Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father and brother played in the NFL, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets.
The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma farm team. He has a .176 average with five homers and 15 RBIs with the Mariners from 2008-10.
His father, Manu, was with the Seattle Seahawks for three seasons. His brother, Marques, was with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets for eight seasons.
The Mets announced the deal on Friday.