Found January 27, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Last minute deals: Twins sign LHP Luke French, Mets ink 3B Matt Tuiasosopo & Blue Jays sign RHP Tim Redding, LHP Bill Murphy to minors deals — Matt Eddy (@eddymk) January 27, 2012 Tuiasosopo hit just .226/.341/.394 in Triple-A Tacoma last year 14 homeruns and 77 RBI in 526 at-bats. Over eight seasons in the minors Tuiasosopo has a complete line of .263/.359/.405. In his brief time in the big leagues .176/.234/.306 and has struggled immensely making contact striking out 33.3% of the time. Tuiasosopo was a mega two-sport star coming out of high school who had great blood lines and was considered a first round pick by many. He fell to the third round and wound up receiving a $2,290,000. The Mariners liked him so much some of their scouts compared in some light to Ken Griffey Jr. In hindsight that sounds ridiculous, but it shows the type of raw talent Tuiasosopo has. He was a top prospect for the Mariners for many years and as recently as 2008 ranked in the Mariners top 10 prospect...
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