NY Mets hold tryout for cricket player Kieran Powell

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After a whirlwind of surprises in 2015, the New York Mets are already off to a slow start to this year. Their playoff hero, Daniel Murphy, recently signed on to join the rival Washington Nationals, and their regular season savior, Yoenis Cespedes, seems to be too expensive for ownership to afford.

But that doesn't mean they're out of ideas.

The defending NL champions, who are still in search of a major bat to bolster their lineup, recently held a tryout for 25-year-old cricket player Kieran Powell.

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Powell is one of the finest cricket players in the world, and currently unable to strike a new deal with a team in his sport -- so he's extended his job search to Major League Baseball. The Mets are one of 12 teams slated to attend Powell's official workout on Wednesday. The Chicago Cubs. Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates will also have scouts in attendance.

Not a conventional way to add talent to your roster, but the Mets have pressure on them to return to dominance in 2016 -- but apparently don't have the funds to acquire necessary talent.

So, hey. Worth a shot?

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