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Mets trade outfielder Darrell Ceciliani to Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani has been acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the New York Mets for cash.

The 25-year-old hit .206 with one home and five steals in 68 at-bats as a rookie last year. He batted .345 with 19 doubles, four triples, nine homers and 16 steals in 70 games with Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.

A fourth-round selection in the 2009 amateur draft, Ceciliani was designated for assigned Jan. 27 to clear a roster spot when the Mets finalized their $75 million, three-year contract with Yoenis Cespedes.

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The trade was announced Tuesday.