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Mets Trade Neil Walker To Brewers

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  • Mets Trade Neil Walker To Brewers

    Brewers get 2B Neil Walker from Mets for player to be named later

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Milwaukee Brewers added a second-base upgrade for the stretch drive on Saturday, acquiring Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

    The Brewers are 60-59 -- third in the National League Central and two games behind division leader Chicago Cubs.. Milwaukee's second-base contingent, which consists primarily of Jonathan Villar and Eric Sogard, ranks last in the league with a .672 OPS.

    Walker, 31, hit .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games with New York this season.

    He has a career .272/.339/.437 slash line over nine seasons with the Pirates and the Mets. New York acquired Walker from Pittsburgh in a trade for pitcher Jon Niese in December 2015.

    Walker is signed to a one-year, $17.2 million contract and will be a free agent in November. The Mets are giving an undisclosed amount of cash to Milwaukee to help defray the $4.7 million that Walker is owed for the rest of this season.