Cora coming back to the Mets

The Lohud Mets Blog—New York, NY—November 30, 2009

The New York Mets today announced they signed infielder Alex Cora to a one-year contract for the 2010 season with a vesting/club option for 2011.

“I am excited about coming back,” said Cora, who started 54 games at shortstop and 13 games at second base for the Mets in 2009. “We have a lot to prove as a team after what happened last year. As for me personally, there is unfinished business. I was hurt a great deal of the time and I really wasn’t able to perform like I know I can. I’m healthy now and I can’t wait to get to spring training. We all have something to prove.”

Cora, 34, underwent surgery August 20 to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and had a second operation September 21 on his injured left thumb. Dr. Andrew Weiland, the Mets’ hand specialist, performed both surgeries at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery.

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