Sam Fuld retires, joins Phillies’ front office

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Outfielder Sam Fuld announced his retirement from baseball on Friday. The Phillies announced shortly thereafter that Fuld joined the club’s baseball operations as a major league player information coordinator.

Fuld, 35, hadn’t played since 2015 due to a rotator cuff injury for which he underwent surgery in May 2016. Across parts of eight seasons with the Cubs, Rays, Athletics, and Twins, Fuld hit .227/.307/.325. While he struggled to hit, Fuld did provide value on the bases, stealing 67 bases. He was also well-regarded for his defense whether he was in center field or in a corner.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.