METS ACQUIRE TWO PLAYERS FROM MARLINS
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 28, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired minor league infielder Marco Vargas and minor league catcher Ronald Hernandez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP David Robertson.
Vargas, 18, was ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the Marlins organization, according to Fangraphs. The Mexico native has slashed .305/.436/.450 with 24 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 57 RBI and 62 runs scored in 86 career games spanning two minor league seasons with the DSL Marlins (2022) and FCL Marlins (2023). Vargas signed with Miami as a non-drafted free agent on May 25, 2022.
Hernandez, 19, was the No. 24 prospect in Miami’s system, per Fangraphs. In three minor league seasons, he has hit .243/.382/.370 with 14 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 73 RBI and 71 runs scored across 115 career appearances. He signed with the Marlins as a non-drafted free agent on January 15, 2021.
Robertson, 38, was 4-2 with 14 saves and a 2.05 ERA (10 ER/44.0 IP) for New York this season.