Roberto Alomar for Edwin Almonte, Royce Ring and Andrew Salvo
|Date: July 1, 2003|
|Team: Chicago White Sox|
|Sent: Roberto Alomar|
|Received: Edwin Almonte, Royce Ring, Andrew Salvo|
The Mets made a deal with the White Sox during the 2003 season. Second baseman Roberto Alomar went to the south side of Chicago for pitchers Edwin Almonte and Royce Ring as well as second baseman Andrew Salvo. Alomar was a 35-year-old perrenial All-Star who was in the decline stage of his Hall-of-Fame career. Almonte was in the Sox' minor league system for six seasons. Ring was a Sox first-round draft pick in 2002. Salvo was at the Single-A level.
Almonte pitched in 12 games for the Mets over the rest of the '03 season. He had an earned run average of 11.12 without a win or a save. Edwin was then climed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox. Ring appeared in 26 games for the Mets in 2005 and 2006. He had no wins or saves while posting a 3.47 ERA with the team. Royce was traded to the San Diego Padres in November of '06. Salvo never played in a major league game.
Alomar batted .253 in 67 games with the White Sox in '03. He concluded his career the following season.