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Mets get outfielder Billy McKinney from Brewers in trade

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McKinney is a 26-year-old left-handed hitter.

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The Mets have acquired 26-year-old outfielder Billy McKinney from the Brewers in a trade. The team sent minor league left-handed pitcher Pedro Quintana to the Brewers in return, and to open a spot on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred right-handed pitcher Jordan Yamamoto to the 60-day injured list.

Not exactly a household name, McKinney has gotten off to a slow start with Milwaukee this year. In 100 plate appearances, he’s hit just .207/.260/.359 with three home runs and a 66 wRC+. He’s spent time with the Brewers, Blue Jays, and Yankees in his major league career, during which he has a .226/.285/.422 line with an 86 wRC+.

Defensively, McKinney has split his time between the corner outfield positions, primarily having played left field this year. According to FanGraphs, he’s out of options.

As for Quintana, the 17-year-old was signed by the Mets as a non-drafted free agent back in the middle of January.