Aug 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) reacts after dropping a foul ball against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

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Mets Send Kevin Plawecki To Indians

January 06, 2019 - 3:53 pm
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By WFAN.com

After acquiring J.D. Davis from the Houston Astros, the Mets continued a busy Sunday of deals by sending catcher Kevin Plawecki to the Cleveland Indians for right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett and minor-league infielder Sam Haggerty.

"We continue to focus on acquiring young major league-ready talent for 2019 and beyond," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. "Still only 24 years old, Walker provides us valuable depth to our starting rotation."

Plawecki batted .210 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 79 games for the Mets last season.

Mets Acquire J.D. Davis From Astros

Wilson Ramos will enter 2018 as the Mets' starting catcher and Travis d’Arnaud will serve as backup.

Lockett logged a 4.73 ERA in 23 games started in Triple-A in 2018. He made his major league debut last season, making four appearances and three starts for the San Diego Padres. The 24-year-old went 0-3 with a 9.60 ERA in 15 innings pitched for the Padres.

Haggerty recorded 21 doubles, five triples, four homers, 37 RBIs, 24 stolen bases and 44 runs scored in 87 games for Double-A Akron in 2018.