Source: Mets' Walker to Brewers in works

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Walker was replaced by Jose Reyes 10 minutes before the start of the Mets-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park.

Although the Mets declined comment on a pending trade, a source said an announcement was expected later Saturday night.

The Brewers entered Saturday's game against Cincinnati at 59-59, tied for third in the National League Central and three games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the division. Milwaukee's second-base contingent, which consists primarily of Jonathan Villar and Eric Sogard, ranks last in the league with a .672 OPS.

Walker, 31, hit .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games with New York this season. He has a career .272/.339/.437 slash line over nine seasons with the Pirates and Mets. New York acquired Walker from Pittsburgh in a trade for pitcher Jon Niese in December 2015.


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