Mets Trade Second Baseman Neil Walker to Brewers

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2017

NY acquired Walker from Pittsburgh in a trade for pitcher Jon Niese in December 2015.

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named.

The Mets almost traded Walker to the Yankees before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but the deal was nixed due to medical concerns, according to a source. Over the past two and a half weeks, the Mets have traded four players who are scheduled to be free agents at the end of the season.

Rosenthal reported August 9 the Tigers placed Kinsler on revocable waivers, allowing the Brewers to put in a claim on him or wait for him to clear before engaging in trade talks.

Or two, it's one (or more) players from an agreed upon pool of prospects, and the Mets will make their pick in a few weeks, after they evaluate the available players further.

Walker, 31, hit.264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games with NY 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.

Overall though, Walker has actually had a decent second year in Queens, so the Brewers will be picking a very talented infielder.

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