MLB Trade: Mets & Red Sox Pull Off Swap

The New York Mets have picked up some infield depth, by swinging a trade with the Boston Red Sox for six-year major league veteran Pablo Reyes. 

Reyes, 30, was DFA'd on April 29th, after playing in 21 games for the Red Sox this season, batting only .183. Just last year, however, in 64 games in Boston, he hit .287 with a .339 on-base and showed pretty decent control at the plate, with 14 walks to 21 strikeouts. He'll be remembered in Boston for his walk-off grand slam last season: 

One black mark on Reyes's record is a PED suspension that took him out of the 2020 season. Overall, he carries a .248 average in 572 plate appearances across his six seasons in the majors. 

He's been playing most recently at Triple-A Worcester after he went unclaimed on waivers, and will likely slide over to the Mets' AAA affiliate in Syracuse. 

As noted by Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo, they're expected to have to call up a backup infielder at some point, though Jose Iglesias will be the one promoted, as he's batting .295 with seven homers and 28 RBIs. 

The Red Sox receive cash considerations in return for Reyes. It's the second trade they've consummated with the Mets this month, as Zack Short was also sent from Boston to New York. 

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