Report: Giants Sign Mark Sweeney
Mark Sweeney

Posted Dec 8, 2005


An as-yet unconfirmed report by San Diego’s Union-Tribune links the Giants to former San Diego first baseman Mark Sweeney.

Citing sources, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Wednesday that the Giants had agreed with Mark Sweeney on a 2 year, $1.8 million contract. The report is as yet unconfirmed by other sources. Sweeney, 36, had a career year with the Padres in 2005. A backup for most of his career, Sweeney hit .294 with a .395 on base percentage and a .466 slugging percentage. Sweeney is a left handed hitter who can play both first base and the outfield, filling a key Giants concern. Sweeney is not considered a good runner or defensive player, nor is he a slugger with 35 career home runs over 11 seasons in the bigs, and having never had double digits in a single season. Sweeney, if signed, might be expected to platoon with young first baseman Lance Niekro, who excelled against left handed pitching but had serious problems hitting right handers, and play in the outfield on days that either Barry Bonds or Moises Alou take off.



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