The Mets started the new year, as they finished the old one: Busy with moves.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen completed a trade for outfielder Keon Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers for three minor leaguers.
“Keon is a dynamic athlete with the ability to impact the game in the outfield, on the bases and with his bat,” Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. “He adds depth to our major league roster for 2019 and into the future.”
Known as a defensive centerfielder, he was limited to 51 games last year due to injuries and hit .179 with four home runs and 11 RBIs, after hitting hit 20 homers and stole 21 bases in 2017.
Out of minor league options, the Brewers chose to send him to the Mets, who will use him as insurance behind Juan Lagares.
To get Broxton the Mets sent RHP Bobby Wahl, minor league RHP Adam Hill and minor league infielder Felix Valerio. To the brewers. Most notably Wahl, who came over from the Oakland A’s in the Jeurys Familia deal and went 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA (six earned runs/5.1 innings) in seven contests for New York last year.
Hill and Valerio are low level minor leaguers, who were both in their first seasons of professional baseball.