Neil Walker Reportedly Traded to Brewers by Mets

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee second basemen have been terrible in 2017, collectively hitting.244/.312/.360 and with a.672 OPS, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball.

Although the Mets declined comment on a pending trade, a source said an announcement was expected later Saturday night. The Brewers are just three games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central, so the addition of Walker gives the team hope of trying to close that gap over the final seven weeks of the regular season.

Walker, 31, is hitting.264/.339/.442 with 10 home runs in 73 games around a hamstring injury this season.

The Mets had Walker play first base for the first time in his career this past week, and he's also played third base quite handedly.

Prior to going to the Mets in 2016 via trade, he spent his first seven Major League Baseball seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The New York Mets are continuing their post-trade deadline wheeling and dealing.

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