The Mets continue to take care of business after the deadline.
New York made some deals before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, including a move that sent Addison Reed packing, and a deal that brought A.J. Ramos to New York. They've also been active in August, sending Jay Bruce to the Indians.
Now they've officially sent second baseman Neil Walker to the Brewers.
Neil Walker is being traded to brewers— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 12, 2017
Earlier in the day, it had been reported that the two sides were close to getting a deal done. Now, it's officially gone through.
Walker is capable of playing anywhere on the infield except for shortstop. While his primary position is second base, he can handle himself at first or third for considerable stretches of time, which he's proved this season.
There have been reports about Walker being dealt all over the place, but his health has been a major hang up in some talks. It's clear the Brewers are comfortable with his hamstring recovery, otherwise the deal wouldn't have been completed
Walker hasn't exactly been a force at the plate this year, but he could put Milwaukee over the top in the tight NL Central.