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Mets acquire OF Broxton from Brewers for Wahl, 2 prospects

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 16:15:41-05

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Bobby Wahl and minor leaguers Adam Hill and Felix Valerio.

The teams announced the trade Saturday. Broxton had four home runs, 11 RBIs and a .179 batting average in 51 games for Milwaukee last season.

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen called the 28-year-old Broxton a "dynamic athlete with the ability to impact the game in the outfield, on the bases and with his bat."

Wahl, a 26-year-old righty, was acquired by the Mets from Oakland in July as part of the deal that sent closer Jeurys Familia to the Athletics. He went 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in seven games with the Mets and a combined 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA for New York's and Oakland's Triple-A teams last season.

Brewers general manager David Stearns says Wahl "has the arsenal to be a very quality major league reliever and has dominated the upper levels of the minor leagues."

Hill, a right-handed reliever and fourth-round draft pick out of South Carolina, went 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in nine games for the Brooklyn Cyclones last season.

Valerio batted .319 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 67 games in the Dominican Summer League.