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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Plawecki traded to Cleveland

The busy Mets acquired infielder J.D. Davis and Minor League infielder Cody Bohanek from the Astros on Sunday, a few hours before dealing catcher Kevin Plawecki to the Indians for right-hander Walker Lockett and Minor League infielder Sam Haggerty. Houston received Minor League outfielder Ross Adolph, infielder Luis Santana and catcher Scott Manea in return for Davis.
The trades come one day after New York dealt for speedy outfielder Keon Broxton, sending three Minor Leaguers to Milwaukee.
Davis, Houston's third-round pick in the 2014 Draft, hit .175 with one homer in 103 at-bats last season. He hit .342 with 17 homers for Triple-A Fresno. Santana was the Mets' No. 24 prospect.
A former fourth-round pick by the Padres in the 2012 Draft, the 24-year-old Lockett made his Major League debut in 2018, making four appearances (three starts) with San Diego. He led Triple-A El Paso in starts (23), innings (133 1/3) and strikeouts (118) last year, going 5-9 with a 4.73 ERA. San Diego traded Lockett to Cleveland on Nov. 20, 2018, for right-hander Ignacio Feliz. Haggerty, a 24-year-old middle infielder, collected 21 doubles, five triples, four homers, 37 RBIs, 24 stolen bases and 44 runs scored in 87 games for Double-A Akron in 2018.
"We continue to focus on acquiring young Major League-ready talent for 2019 and beyond," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. "Still only 24 years old, Walker provides us valuable depth to our starting rotation."
Van Wagenen described Haggerty as "athletic with good speed and a strong arm."
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