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--Left-hander Joe Beimel has received an offer from the Mets, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
"I am still just being patient, waiting for the right deal," said Beimel.
That approach worked out all right for Beimel last year. He went only 1-6, but had a 3.58 ERA in 71 games for the Nationals and Rockies after signing with Washington on March 18.
Still, a considerable comedown from his last season with the Dodgers when he went 5-1 with a 2.02 ERA in 2008.
A source told mlb.com’s Bill Ladson that it’s believed Sheffield would not accept a part-time job.
Last year Sheffield hit 10 home runs and had 43 RBIs, but in just 268 at-bats for the Mets.
-- Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd said tells USA Today’s Bob Nightengale he has to be careful in answering continual questions about replacing his friend and former teammate, Milton Bradley, in the lineup.
-- Dodgers reliever Cory Wade, a surprising standout in 2008 whose shoulder problems stifled his season last year, tells Dodgers.com’s Ken Gurnick he’s healthy and ready to again be a major contributor.
-- The total revenue sharing that went from big-market clubs to small-market clubs in 2009 totaled $433 million, according to Maury Brown of The Biz of Baseball.
-- Steve Dilbeck, in Phoenix
Photo: Joe Beimel of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch during a game at Dodger Stadium on May 7. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images