Sheffield’s agent: ‘Truly productive conversations’

gary-sheffieldRufus Williams, the agent for Gary Sheffield, spoke with CSN on Wednesday and explained that the the Phillies and the ballplayer had, “truly productive conversations” with Ruben Amaro Jr.

Williams also said “several” teams have contacted him and that Sheffield has no preference for an American League or National League team — the most important thing is to go to situation where he plays, the agent said.

Williams also said Sheffield is an “active player” meaning he is much better when he’s able to participate and sees himself more than just a designated hitter, or maybe in the case of the Phillies, a pinch-hitter.

Sheffield is expected to clear waivers on Thursday so a signing with any team is not imminent, but with the season approaching quickly, Williams and Sheffield would like to get something done soon.

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