Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets
The Atlanta Braves traded third baseman Juan Uribe and infielder Kelly Johnson to the New York Mets for two minor league pitchers, the teams announced on Friday. The Mets also received cash considerations.
This is Uribe's second trade of the 2015 season. In May, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent him to Atlanta in a six-player deal.
The 36-year-old Uribe is hitting .272 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 75 games.
Johnson, who signed a minor-league deal with the Braves in January and made the Opening Day roster, is hitting .275 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs in 62 games. The 33-year-old has played outfield, first base, third base and designated hitter this season.
The Mets currently have the worst team batting average in baseball at .233.
The Braves acquired pitching prospects John Gant and Rob Whalen. Gant is currently pitching at Double A, while Whalen is at Class A Advanced. Whalen is ranked by MLB.com as the Mets’ No. 18 prospect.
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- Molly Geary