Mets dealing veteran Neil Walker to the Brewers

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 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. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report that a deal was close. The return for Walker is still unknown.

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. 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.

The Brewers entered Saturday's game against Cincinnati at 59-59, tied for third in the National League Central and three games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the division.

The Mets enter the weekend in the logjam of the NL East and nine games under.500 at 52-61.

Walker is hitting.264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games for the Mets this season and recently returned from a hamstring injury.

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