Sport Reports: Mets Trade Second Baseman Neil Walker to Brewers

04:10  13 august  2017
04:10  13 august  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Walker managing fatigue and builds 2-shot lead at Firestone

  Walker managing fatigue and builds 2-shot lead at Firestone Jimmy Walker endured rain delays of nearly five hours and shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to build a two-shot lead at the Bridgestone Invitational. Walker finally saw some good results in a year marked by coping with Lyme disease and bouts of fatigue. The timing couldn't be better for Walker, who defends his PGA Championship title next week.

The New York Mets have traded second baseman Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers , according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the two teams were close to a deal.

After running the bases earlier in the week at Citi Field, second baseman Neil Walker is getting ready to start playing in rehab games, and could be back a Bleacher Report 2w agoTim Tebow Not Likely to Be Called Up by Mets , According to GM Sandy Alderson.

The New York Mets have traded second baseman Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the two teams were close to a deal. The return for Walker is still unknown.

The Mets are moving Walker on the heels of dealing Jay Bruce to the Indians as they shed veterans and salary after the trade deadline through waiver deals. Walker, 31, was reportedly close to a move to the Yankees at the deadline. The Mets have fallen out of the playoff race, entering Saturday at 52–61.

Walker is hitting .264 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 73 games for the Mets this season and recently returned from a hamstring injury.

The Brewers entered Saturday at 59–59 and three games back in a tight NL Central race. Walker adds pop and experience to the lineup.

This article was originally published on SI.com

MLB power rankings: Red Sox, Indians rising .
The odds of the Los Angeles Dodgers making the playoffs are 100%, according to Fangraphs.com. Not surprising for a team 52 games (87-35) over .500 and once again No. 1 in USA TODAY' Sports' MLB power rankings for the fifth consecutive week. Meanwhile, the American League race is heating up. The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians are challenging the Houston Astros for the top ranked team in the junior circuit. From 1 to 30, how they stack up based on voting from our 10-person panel:TEAM.  MOVEMENT1. Los Angeles Dodgers: --Only 14 losses in 65 home games.2.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!