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Brewers send Broxton to Mets for 3 players


Reuters
Updated: 06-01-2019 01:51 IST

The Milwaukee Brewers have sent outfielder Keon Broxton to the New York Mets for right-handed pitchers Bobby Wahl and Adam Hill and infielder Felix Valerio, both teams announced Saturday.

"The addition of Bobby Wahl gives us another power arm in the bullpen," Brewers general manager David Stearns said. "Bobby has the arsenal to be a very quality major league reliever and has dominated the upper levels of the minor leagues."

Wahl, 26, has made 14 career relief appearances in the majors -- seven each with the Mets and Oakland. The Mets acquired Wahl before the July trading deadline as part of the deal that sent right-handed pitcher Jeurys Familia to Oakland. Wahl appeared in 38 games at the Triple-A level in 2018, compiling a 4-2 record and 12 saves to go along with a 2.20 ERA. He had 73 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched in the minors.

The Mets took Hill, a 21-year-old South Carolina product, in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. He was assigned to Class A Brooklyn, where he finished 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in nine relief appearances. He had 26 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.

Valerio, 18, played the 2018 season in the Dominican Summer League, batting .319 with three home runs, 22 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 67 games. He had 84 hits to tie for the league lead.

In Broxton, the Mets acquired a 28-year-old outfielder known for his defense. He is a career .221 hitter and has 33 home runs, 79 RBI and 50 stolen bases in 276 major-league appearances in three-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. For Milwaukee in 2018, he hit .179 with four home runs, 11 RBI and five stolen bases in 51 games.

--Field Level Media

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