Looking for an extra bat off the bench as they attempted to reach the postseason for the second straight season, the Mets acquired Jeff Conine from the Cincinnati Reds on August 20, 2007. A 16-year veteran and former All-Star Conine was a career .280 hitter with some pop in his bat who helped the Florida Marlins win two World Series titles.
Conine made his Mets debut on August 22 pinch hitting for pitcher Aaron Sele. He hit an RBI single in the Mets 7-5 loss to the San Diego Padres. He would appear in 21 games for the Mets and hit just .195 with five RBIs as the Mets suffered through one of the worst collapses in baseball history and failed to reach the postseason.
Conine retired following the 2007 season.
While with the Mets Conine wore numbers 28 and 19.
Jeff Conine also played for the following teams:
Kansas City Royals – 1990,1992,1998
Florida Marlins – 1993-1997, 2003-2005
Baltimore Orioles – 1999-2003,2006
Philadelphia Phillies – 2006
Cincinnati Reds – 2007