It looks like Ricky will not be polluting our clubhouse.
May 17, 2000
Source: Seattle Picks Up Henderson
Filed at 10:27 p.m. EDT
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rickey Henderson, released by the New York Mets over the weekend, has reached an agreement to play for the Seattle Mariners, The Associated Press learned Wednesday night.
The deal includes a team option for a 2001 contract at $3 million, a baseball source who asked not to be identified told the AP.
Henderson and the Mariners agreed about eight hours after baseball's career stolen base leader cleared waivers. The Montreal Expos also pursued signing him.
Henderson was cut by the Mets on Saturday in the midst of a troubling season. Slumping at the plate and booed by fans at Shea Stadium, he was feuding with management.
The Mariners, picked by many to win the AL West, are leading the division. They will likely use the 41-year-old Henderson as their regular leadoff hitter and left fielder.