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Mets sign Robbie Shields
07/08/2009 6:57 PM ET
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 8, 2009 -- The New York Mets today announced that they signed infielder Robbie Shields, the team's second selection (103rd overall) from the 2009 First Year Player Draft. Shields, a 6-0, 220-pound shortstop out of Florida Southern College will report to Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.

Shields, 21, hit .345 (76-220) with 65 runs scored, 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 57 games for the Division II Moccasins this season. A native of Dade City, Fla., Shields hit .329 (215-653) over his three-year career at Florida Southern, while starting all 167 games. He was named second-team all Sunshine State Conference as a sophomore.

The Mets also came to terms with Jeffrey Greene (16th round), Josh Dunn (25th), Camden Maron (34th). Greene, an outfielder from West Boca Raton Community High School in Fla., will report to the Gulf Coast League Mets and be joined there by Dunn, an infielder from Sickles High School in Fla., and Maron, who played catcher for New York's Hicksville High School.

The Mets now have come to terms with 30 of their 49 picks.

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