Damion Easley – His New York Mets Career 2007,2008

damion-easleyThe Mets signed Damion Easley, a 15-year veteran, as a free agent prior to the 2007 season.   Easley was considered a very valuable commodity since he had the ability to play multiple positions.  The Mets plan was to use him as a right-handed bat off the bench and occasional starter, which is exactly how he was used.

After going hitless in his first ten at bats with the Mets he hit a home run against the Atlanta Braves on April 21st for his first hit in a Met uniform.  Easley was enjoying a solid season hitting .280 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs before he was sidelined on August 18th with a high ankle sprain which ended his season.  Just prior to being sidelined Easley became just the 24th player in Mets history to hit an inside the park home run when he did so in a rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on August 2nd. 

Easley returned for the 2008 season serving in much the same role as he did in 2007.  He finished the entire season and put up similar numbers.  He finished the season with a .269 average with 6 home runs and 44 RBIs.  His best game came on August 26th when he went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and just missed hitting for the cycle.

Easley was not resigned by the Mets in 2009 and he retired from playing.  In 2 seasons for the Mets he appeared in 189 games and hit .273 with 16 home runs and 70 RBIs.

While with the Mets Easley wore number 3.

Damion Easley also played for the following teams:
California Angels – 1992-1996
Detroit Tigers – 1996-2002
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – 2003
Florida Marlins – 2004,2005
Arizona Diamondbacks – 2006

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