Dodgers Trade For Outfielder From Mets

The New York Mets finally appear to be fully healthy on the position player side of things, and that made Billy McKinney expendable; today the Mets dealt him to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a minor leaguer.

McKinney put up a .777 OPS while filling in for New York, with 5 home runs and 14 RBI in 39 games. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto recently returned to the Mets lineup, leaving McKinney out of a job. 

This is McKinney's 7th organization, and his 3rd just this season. He started 2021 with the Milwaukee Brewers, where he made 100 plate appearances. He's also appeared in the big leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees since 2018. 

To make room for McKinney on the major league roster, the Dodgers designated righthander Jake Reed for assignment. The rookie has only pitched 5 innings for LA this season. 

Outfielder Carlos Rincon, acquired in return, will report to the Mets Double-A affiliate Binghamton. 

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