Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mets Lastings Milledge Sets Sights on New York

Mets outfield prospect Lastings Milledge -- coming back from a two-month layoff due to a foot injury -- has been complaining about being rusty but continues to hit during minor league play.

Millege is hitting .285 in 14 at-bats with Double A Binghamton, and hit an RBI triple and scored against Connecticut Saturday. Milledge was scheduled to play again Sunday, but likely will remain in Binghamton through the major league All-Star break.

With four outfielders missing time with various ailments in New York, however, it likely will not be long before Milledge is called up.

Milledge, 22, 12th overall pick in the 2003 draft, hit .337 in 193 at-bats for Binghamton two years ago.