The Mets have signed right handed pitcher Neil Wagner and acquired outfielder Travis Snider in a trade with the Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. Both players have been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wagner has a 4.92 ERA with 43 strikeouts and 20 walks in 53 career innings over three major league seasons. He last appeared in the major leagues in 2014 as a member of the Blue Jays. The 33-year-old had most recently been a member of the Rays organization, pitching to a 3.07 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks over 44 innings this season for Triple-A Durham before being released on August 1.
Snider has significantly more major league experience than Wagner, and Mets fans may remember him solely for his incredible catch to rob Mike Baxter of a home run.
The 29-year-old outfielder has played for three teams over eight seasons, hitting .244/.311/.399 with 54 career home runs. At the time of the trade, he was hitting .294/.375/.435 with nine home runs in 413 plate appearances for Triple-A Round Rock. Snider was selected 14th overall by the Blue Jays in 2006 and was a consensus top-10 prospect before the 2009 season.