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Neil Walker has a .272 batting average with 126 homers and 509 RBI in 1,022 career games. (PHOTO: MLB.com)

Brewers acquire Neil Walker, cash from Mets for player to be named later

The Milwaukee Brewers acquired second baseman Neil Walker and cash from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named, General Manager David Stearns announced Saturday.

According to the team, corresponding moves to make room on the 40/25-man rosters will take place on Sunday.

Walker, who turns 32 years old on Sept. 10, batted .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 73 games with the Mets this season. He was on the 10-day disabled list from June 15 to July 27 with a partial tear in his left hamstring. In his last two games, Walker is batting .667 (6 for 9 with one home run, two RBI, five runs and a walk) over his last two games.

The switch-hitting Walker has a career .272 batting average with 126 homers and 509 RBI in 1,022 games between Pittsburgh (2009-15) and New York (2016-17). His 125 HR as a second baseman since 2010 trails only Robinson Canó (202), Ian Kinsler (132) and Brian Dozier (131) among major leaguers.

In 51 career games at Miller Park, Walker is batting .286 (59-for-206) with 11 HR and 31 RBI.


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