Walker, meanwhile, has a.264/.339/.442 batting line, hitting 10 homers and 13 doubles. Facing that reality, the Brewers have acquired Neil Walker from the New York Mets, with New York paying a portion of his remaining $5 Million in salary.
As Mets infielder Neil Walker took batting practice at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, word spread that a trade would soon send him to the Milwaukee Brewers, who are in the thick of the National League wild-card race.
"I am confused as to why I am sitting here having to answer questions about my health for something that didn't happen", Walker said on Friday.
Walker arrived in NY in a December 2015 trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitcher Jon Niese. Walker is the fourth player to leave NY via trade in the past three weeks, joining Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, and Jay Bruce.
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"This series of transactions opens up the opportunity for us to observe some new players", Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.
The Mets acquired Walker from the Pittsburgh for pitcher Jon Niese on December 9, 2015, after allowing Daniel Murphy to become a free agent. 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.
Alderson praised Walker's performance in NY. "A first-rate guy. Very important in the clubhouse". "I feel good. It's frustrating to have to defend myself against something that isn't true".
Curtis Granderson, like Walker, Bruce, Duda and Reed, is eligible for free agency.