Mets Acquire Emil Brown
The Mets have traded a player to be named later to the Padres in exchange for veteran outfielder Emil Brown.
This may not be huge news now, but it could become important later in the season, if either a Mets outfielder suffers an injury or is traded (read: Ryan Church).
The 34-year-old Brown will be assigned to AAA Buffalo. He hit .244 with 13 HRs with the Athletics last year. Generally speaking, he’s a free swinger who crushes lefthanded pitching, but overall is a low OBP, high-strikeout hitter with a little bit of pop and average running speed. He hits from the right side and plays good defense in either corner, often flashing a fairly strong throwing arm.
Considering the dearth of talent available in Buffalo, this was a necessary pickup.