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Former Met Alfonzo still going strong

Edgardo Alfonzo will be among six former Mets from the 2000 Subway World Series team who will visit Citi Field before tonight's game against the Yankees - but he's the only one who has yet to retire.

Alfonzo, 36, is a member of the Atlantic League's Newark Bears and hopes to catch on with a major-league team again at some point.

"I feel pretty good," Alfonzo said. "I'll try to get back and see what happens. I told my wife maybe in a couple more years, when I'm 38, I'll retire. But if there's any teams out there that believe I can help them, I'll be ready."

Alfonzo last played in the majors in 2006, with the Toronto Blue Jays, and played for the Long Island Ducks in 2007-08 and the Yomiuri Giants last season.

As for this year, Alfonzo is keeping his options open. When asked what position he'll be playing for the Bears, he replied: "Third, second, shortstop and first."

Friday, Alfonzo will be joined by Benny Agbayani, John Franco, Mike Hampton, Rick Reed and Turk Wendell as part of the Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi.

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