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Mets, Yankees nearly made Neil Walker trade

The Yankees called off the deal because of medicals.

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The Mets and Yankees nearly made a trade at the non-waiver trade deadline that would have sent second baseman Neil Walker from Queens to The Bronx, but the Yankees called the deal off because of medicals. Mike Puma of the Post says the Mets believed their crosstown rivals used medicals as a back-out tactic after they completed a trade for starting pitcher Sonny Gray.

With a disappointing record on the season, the Mets have made a few trades. They sent Addison Reed to the Red Sox for three minor league relief pitchers, Lucas Duda to the Rays for one minor league relief pitcher, and Jay Bruce to the Indians for one more minor league reliever last night.

All of the players the Mets have traded away—and Neil Walker—have contracts that expire at the end of this season. And with their sights set beyond 2017, the team acquired then-Marlins closer AJ Ramos, who is under control through 2018, for a pair of minor leaguers.