Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Neil Walker from New York Mets

New York Post

Sitting at 52-62, the Mets continue to sell off their impending free agents for future prospects. "I'm very glad we had him for the time we did and I think he distinguished himself as a Met".

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. With Eric Sogard fading after a hot start and Jonathan Villar barely hitting over.200, the Brewers obviously felt they needed an upgrade at second base.

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NY gets a player to be named and will pay the Brewers cash to cover a portion of the $4,041,530 remaining in Walker's $17.2 million salary. Walker, 31, was reportedly close to a move to the Yankees at the deadline. He hit.282 with 23 home runs previous year despite missing the final month of the season because of back surgery. "I feel good. It's frustrating to have to defend myself against something that isn't true". He missed the end of the 2016 after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc in his back. 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. According to Rosenthal, Walker batted.286/.332/.534 with 11 home runs and 16 doubles in 220 plate appearances at Miller Park.

NY had expected to contend but is 52-62.

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