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Shawn Green | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 11/10/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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In an interview Wednesday with the New York Post, Shawn Green said that he's decided to retire.
Green told the newspaper that he drew interest "from six or seven teams" after hitting .291/.352/.430 for the Mets last season, but indicated that none were close enough to his California home to be appealing. "I wanted to stay here with my family," Green said. "Not travel around the country anymore. I enjoyed playing a lot. I enjoyed New York. But for me, it was time to be home." If Green is truly done, he finishes a 15-year career as a two-time All-Star and .283/.355/.494 hitter with 328 homers and 1,070 RBI. Thu, Feb 28, 2008 09:19:00 AM

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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal believes free agent Shawn Green could retire unless he receives an offer from a West Coast team soon.

It seems doubtful. Green is just 35 and is coming off a nice season. He still figures to find a team willing to give him 300-400 at-bats.
Fri, Feb 1, 2008 01:46:00 PM

The Rays are looking at Shawn Green, Brad Wilkerson and Geoff Jenkins as right field options.

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan believes they'll target Green, as the other two are seeking multiyear deals at about $7 million per season. The Giants are also showing some interest in Green, who would prefer to play on the West Coast.
Tue, Dec 4, 2007 04:51:00 PM

Free agent Shawn Green is open toward returning to the Mets, but he'd like to play for a West Coast team.

The Mets aren't going to bring Green back. He'll probably land a job as a semi-regular player for some team, though he's not a good bet at all going forward.
Sun, Oct 14, 2007 01:15:00 PM

Shawn Green will sit out Friday night's game in observance of Yom Kippur.

He's compromising. Green said he will play Saturday's day game, even though it will start before sundown. This will be the third time in 13 years than he's sat out in observance of Yom Kippur.
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 12:46:00 AM

Shawn Green said he has not decided whether he will play in games Friday and Saturday during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

It's not like he hasn't had plenty of time to think about it. Expect him to play, as it hasn't been an issue for him in recent years.
Thu, Sep 20, 2007 12:20:00 AM

Shawn Green's third hit of the game was an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie and lead the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Braves.

Off Manny Acosta. The Braves are barely clinging to life in the playoff chase, and Acosta is pitching the eighth inning in a tie game against the Mets. Where was Rafael Soriano? Apparently, he was unavailable for two innings tonight because he mopped up in Tuesday's 13-5 win. With the Phillies losing tonight, the Mets are now seven games up in the NL East.
Wed, Sep 12, 2007 10:27:00 PM

Shawn Green is making his third straight start in right field Tuesday against the Reds.

It figured that Green would lose even more playing time with Endy Chavez back, but he seems to be back on Willie Randolph's good side for some reason. He's hitting .267 with one homer and 13 RBI in 161 at-bats since the beginning of July.
Tue, Sep 4, 2007 06:37:00 PM

Shawn Green went 0-for-4 on Thursday and has just two RBI in 20 games this month.

Green is batting .219 with two homers and seven RBI in 146 at-bats since coming off the DL in June. Lastings Milledge, on the other hand, has caught fire with with 10 hits, two homers and six RBI in five games. It seemed unlikely a week ago, but maybe the Mets will begin playing Milledge over Green in right field when Moises Alou returns, something that could happen as soon as Friday.
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 04:02:00 PM

Shawn Green went 0-for-4 on Sunday and is batting .210 with five RBI in 100 at-bats since coming off the disabled list.

Green had a nice April, but now he's back looking the player who should have been beaten out for a starting job by Lastings Milledge in spring training. Maybe the Mets will be able to reduce his role if Milledge and Moises Alou can contribute by the end of the month.
Sun, Jul 8, 2007 08:27:00 PM

Shawn Green homered off Russ Springer to lead off the bottom of the 11th, giving the Mets a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.

Springer hadn't allowed a homer in 27 1/3 innings this year before giving up one to the only man he faced tonight. It was Green's second homer in 48 at-bats since coming off the DL. He's still hitting just .208 during June.
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 10:56:00 PM

Shawn Green is making his first start of the year at first base Sunday against the A's.

It seems manager Willie Randolph wanted Damion Easley in the lineup a whole lot more than he did Julio Franco, but not enough to justify sitting either Jose Valentin or Carlos Gomez. Green played two innings at first base last year. He was the Dodgers' primary first baseman in 2004.
Sun, Jun 24, 2007 01:02:00 PM

Shawn Green doubled, homered and drove in three runs to help the Mets crush the A's on Friday.

Green has been slow to regain his early-season form since coming off the DL a week and a half ago, but tonight he came through, scoring twice and lifting his BA back up to .296. In 55 games, he's scored 31 and driven in 26 while rapping 15 doubles and six home runs.
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 09:35:00 PM

Mets activated outfielder Shawn Green from the 15-day disabled list.

Green is back without going on a rehab assignment, so it might take him a few days to get his swing back. His return will allow Carlos Gomez, Damion Easley and Ricky Ledee to share playing time in left field until Moises Alou is activated.
Mon, Jun 11, 2007 06:33:00 PM

The Mets are now planning to activate Shawn Green from the disabled list for Monday's game.

Green was eligible to return today, but the Mets held him back with the Tigers throwing left-hander Matt Miller. Green's return could result in Ben Johnson's demotion.
Sun, Jun 10, 2007 02:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez