The St. Lucie Mets released third baseman Robbie Shields on May 13th as stated on their website, but the decision was granted from a request by Shields.
Shields, 27, was signed by the Mets in the third round of the 2009 draft out of Florida Southern College. He played for six total seasons moving up through the minor league levels and combined he batted .243/.314/.351, with 17 home runs and 135 RBIs.
This was his fourth straight season with St. Lucie but in 2014 he only appeared in 10 games and was batting .242.
Shields took to social media recently and wrote a note to his family and friends to thank them all for their support.
I reached out to Robbie to wish him luck in his future and he wanted to thank the Mets and their fans:
From Robbie Shields
“I would first like to thank the Mets for the opportunity to play and for not only helping me become a better player but also a better man. I also want to thank the fans for all the support throughout the years. Truly the best fans in the game!”
We at MMN wish Robbie good luck in his new adventure in his life. It was our pleasure following his career in the Mets farm system.