Mets trade from Billy McKinney to the Dodgers
The New York Mets, first, are reportedly interested in making a “big hit” that could involve acquiring a starting pitcher and slugger before the July 30 trade deadline. After Wednesday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds that propelled the Mets to 50-43 this season, they generated a little ripple.
Speak MLB website, the Mets traded outfielder Billy McKinney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon. According to The Associated Press (h / t ESPN), the Mets also received silver in the trade, then claimed right-hander Roel Ramirez on waiver from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The AP added that Rincon was heading to Double-A Binghamton, while Ramirez would report to Triple-A Syracuse.
New York initially landed McKinney via a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers on May 25, but nominated him for an assignment on July 16. In 79 total games with those two organizations this year, McKinney has beaten .213 with eight homers and 20 RBIs.
Mets General Manager Zack Scott Explain during an appearance Tuesday on the “Big Time Baseball” podcast, he wants to trade for a starter at some point before the deadline. The Amazins have been linked with Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins and Tyler Anderson of the Pittsburgh Pirates, among others, in rumors and reports.