The Mets signed utility player Kurt Abbott as a free agent prior the 2000 season. Abbott, a seven year veteran, made his Mets debut on April 5, 2000 pinch hitting for pitcher Rich Rodriguez. After popping up to shortstop, Abbott remained in the game playing centerfield and doubled during his second at bat.
Abbott’s time with the Mets very uneventful. He would go on to appear in 79 games for the Mets, playing primarily shortstop. He batted .217 with 6 home runs and 12 RBIs. During the postseason, he went 1 for 13. His only hit coming off of Andy Pettite during game 5 of the World Series.
2000 would be Abbott’s only season with the Mets. He was granted free agency and signed with the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2001 season, his last in the majors.
While with the Mets Abbott wore number 20.
Kurt Abbott also played for the following teams:
Oakland A’s – 1993,1998
Florida Marlins – 1994-1997
Colorado Rockies – 1998,1999
Atlanta Braves – 2001