Fighting their way through a battle for the National League Central, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired second baseman Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets on Saturday to bolster their middle infield.
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Milwaukee is sending the Mets a player to be named later in exchange for Walker.
Walker owns a 264/.339/.442 slash line in 73 games for New York this season with 10 homers and 36 RBI. He missed over a month from mid-June to late July with a partially torn left hamstring.
Walker is hitting .233 since returning to the Mets lineup July 28, but hes collected six hits in his last nine at-bats.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound infielder was selected in the first round by the Pirates in 2004, made his major-league debut for Pittsburgh in 2009 and played there until he was traded to the Mets in 2015.
Walker is a career .272 hitter and is coming off one of his best years in 2016 when he slugged 23 home runs.