Raburn To Sign with Indians

gene-rayburnI just saw the most unusual press conference. Instead of announcing a trade or free-agent signing, a Mets official was ____________.

Oh, sorry, GENE Rayburn passed away a long time ago, and the Match Game hasn’t been on TV — not even reruns — in quite a while.

I wonder what Charles Nelson Reilly or Brett Somers might have written on their card to fill in the above blank?

In any case, outfielder / utility man Ryan Raburn has reportedly agreed to sign a minor-league deal with the Indians.

That said, another potential position player for the Mets is off the board. We last discussed Rayburn at the beginning of the month, in a scrap heap story.

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