Garth Brooks To Join Mets For Spring Training

Garth Brooks will be swinging a bat for the New York Mets... in spring training, at least.

A year after participating in the San Diego Padres training camp, the country superstar has been invited to attend the Mets' pre-season workouts at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Mets General Manager Steve Phillips is still finalizing a deal that would bring Brooks into camp as a non-roster player who would be allowed to participate in some of the Mets' spring games, according to Reuters.

As with his previous non-roster stint with the Padres, Brooks will be using the baseball sojourn to raise funds for his Touch 'Em, All Foundation, which provides aid to several children's charities.

Last year, Brooks participated in Major League Baseball's Cactus League, which consists of all the teams who hold their spring training in Arizona. This year he wanted to play in the Grapefruit League, which is based in Florida.

If the deal goes through, expect

Brooks to join the rest of the Mets roster players when they report to Port St. Lucie on February 22.