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Mets trade OF Billy McKinney to Dodgers for OF Carlos Rincon

Mets Billy McKinney swing 6/17 white jersey

Mets Billy McKinney swing 6/17 white jersey

The Mets announced on Wednesday afternoon that outfielder Billy McKinney became as soon as traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in substitute for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon.

McKinney, who became as soon as designated for assignment by the Mets on July 16, hit .220 with 5 dwelling runs, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored all the blueprint in which through his 39 games with the team. While his batting moderate may well presumably possibly well no longer beget been very glance-opening, McKinney offered the Mets with a wanted left-handed bat within the outfield as the team dealt with injuries to Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo.

The 23-Twelve months-prone Rincon has conducted 63 games for Double-A Tulsa this season, slashing .263/.343/.470 with 12 dwelling runs, 48 RBI and 33 runs scored. He became as soon as at the starting place signed by the Dodgers in 2015 and has spent his whole profession in their farm scheme.

Rincon will file to Double-A Binghamton.

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