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Report: Pirates trade Neil Walker to Mets for Jon Niese
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Report: Pirates trade Neil Walker to Mets for Jon Niese
Wednesday December 9th, 2015

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded second baseman Neil Walker to the New York Mets for pitcher Jon Niese, reports the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.

Walker, 30, has hit .272 with 93 home runs and 418 RBIs through seven MLB seasons, all spent with the Pirates. In 2015, Walker hit .269 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs.

Walker was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2004 draft. He won the Silver Slugger Award in 2014.

Niese, 29, went 9–10 with a 4.13 ERA in 2015 for the National League champion Mets. The lefthander previously spent each of his eight MLB seasons in New York. He has a 61–61 career record with a 3.91 ERA.

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The deal is pending medical review.

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