Mets acquire OF Tyler Naquin and LHP Phillip Diehl in trade with Reds
The NL East-leading New York Mets acquired Daniel Vogelbach from the Milwaukee Brewers in yet another trade made before the Aug. 2 deadline.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have acquired reliever Phillip Diehl and outfielder Tyler Naquin from the Cincinnati Reds.
Naquin played 55 games for the Reds this season, batting.245/.305/.429 with six home runs and 31 RBI.
Throughout seven major league seasons with the Cleveland Guardians and Reds, the 31-year-old has averaged 18 home runs and 71 RBI.
In his limited time with the Reds this season, Diehl struggled, recording an 11.12 ERA in 5.2 innings.
For Triple-A Louisville, the 28-year-old pitcher was 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA in 25 games.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Reds will receive Jose Acuna and Hector Rodriguez in the minor leagues in exchange for Naquin and Diehl.
Acuna and Rodriguez have rotated between the Mets' rookie squad and Single-A affiliate St. Lucie this season.
In eight minor league games this year, right-handed pitcher Acuna, 19, is 3-0 with a 2.67 ERA.
Rodriguez, an 18-year-old infielder, played in 28 games and had a batting line of.342/.378/.532 with three home runs and 16 RBI.