Neil Walker Reportedly Traded to Brewers by Mets

Neil Walker Reportedly Traded to Brewers by Mets

Neil Walker Reportedly Traded to Brewers by Mets

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the two teams were close to a deal. Sitting at 52-62, the Mets continue to sell off their impending free agents for future prospects. "A first-rate guy. Very important in the clubhouse".

The 31-year-old is hitting.264 with 10 homers and 36 RBIs in 73 games this season after batting.282 with 23 homers and 55 RBIs in 2016, when he had season-ending back surgery on September 8.

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. He accepted a $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Mets last offseason.

Brewers acquired 2B Neil Walker and cash from the Mets for a player to be named later. A report earlier in the week suggested a couple of teams, including the New York Yankees, wanted Neil Walker, but ultimately chose to go another route and used the excuse of his medical reports to back out of the trade. He missed time this season after suffering a torn hamstring.

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"I'm excited to be back in a playoff race", Walker said.

Walker has struggled to stay healthy in the past.

Walker arrived in NY in a December 2015 trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Jon Niese.

Walker said he is looking forward to playing in Milwaukee, where he has batted.286 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 51 games at Miller Park. He hit.275/.344/.462 with 33 home runs and 91 RBI in 186 games as a Met.

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