Former Mets infielder Kaz Matsui is being released by the Astros. If no one claims him by monday he will be a free agent. The Astros will be responsible for his $5MM salary.
Matsui signed a 3 year $16M+ deal before the 2008 season and gave the Astros 1 good year.
This year the former Met hit on hard times . Matsui was only hitting .141 in a platoon role this year. He was the reason the Mets moved Reyes to 2nd base when he was on the Mets but never really showed he could play shortstop.
Pitcher and former Met Scott Schoeneweis was designated for assignment by the Red Sox.
The 36 year old lefty really did not have good life to his fastball and his ERA was over 7 in 13+ innings so far this year.
Schoeneweis was first given a minor league deal with the Brewers but when told he would make the team he then latched on with the Red Sox.
My vivid memory of Scott was the last game of 2008.
We wish the former Mets the best.