Originally created 09/13/03

Mets add Glavine's brother



MONTREAL -- Tom Glavine's kid brother is finally getting a chance to play with him.

The New York Mets purchased the contract of first baseman Mike Glavine from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. The Glavines are the first brothers to appear on the team's major league roster together.

"I was always the stick boy on his hockey team and the bat boy on his baseball team, trying to catch up to him, trying to be the same thing," said Mike Glavine, who was called up to the majors for the first time in nine professional seasons.

"He would always beat me down and never let me win. I think that probably helped me out, but we were never on the same team."

A 22nd round pick by Cleveland in 1995, the 30-year-old Glavine hit .266 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 169 at-bats with the Tides this season.

The Mets also brought up outfielder Matt Watson from Norfolk.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets moved shortstop Jose Reyes to the 60-day disabled list and designated right-handed pitcher Jason Roach for assignment.