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Mets acquire RHP walker Lockett & INF Sam Haggerty from Cleveland

The New York Mets announced today that the club has acquired RHP Walker Lockett and minor league infielder Sam Haggerty from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for catcher Kevin Plawecki.

Lockett, 24, made his major league debut in 2018 making four appearances (three starts) with San Diego and was a former fourth-round pick by the Padres in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He led El Paso (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in starts (23), innings (133.1) and strikeouts (118), going 5-9 with a 4.73 ERA last year. San Diego traded Lockett to Cleveland on November 20, 2018 for RHP Ignacio Feliz. 
"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."
The 6-5, 225-pounder was the Padres 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year when he posted a 2.96 ERA (54 earned runs/164.0 innings) with 123 strikeouts and 24 walks in 28 outings (25 starts) across four levels of the Padres system.

The New York Mets announced today that the club has acquired RHP Walker Lockett and minor league infielder Sam Haggerty from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for catcher Kevin Plawecki.

Lockett, 24, made his major league debut in 2018 making four appearances (three starts) with San Diego and was a former fourth-round pick by the Padres in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He led El Paso (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in starts (23), innings (133.1) and strikeouts (118), going 5-9 with a 4.73 ERA last year. San Diego traded Lockett to Cleveland on November 20, 2018 for RHP Ignacio Feliz. 
"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."
The 6-5, 225-pounder was the Padres 2016 Minor League Pitcher of the Year when he posted a 2.96 ERA (54 earned runs/164.0 innings) with 123 strikeouts and 24 walks in 28 outings (25 starts) across four levels of the Padres system.

He is 24-28 with a 4.15 ERA (222 earned runs/481.0 innings) in 101 career minor league games, 85 starts.

Haggerty, 24-year-old middle infielder, collected 21 doubles, five triples, four homers, 37 RBI, 24 stolen bases and 44 runs scored in 87 games for Akron (AA) of the Eastern League in 2018. 

Haggerty was a mid-season and post-season Carolina League All-Star in 2017 after batting .253 with 27 doubles, 13 triples, three homers, 49 stolen bases, 32 RBI and 72 runs scored in 112 games with Lynchburg.

He has 90 stolen bases, 67 doubles, 21 triples, 183 runs scored and 117 RBI in 322 career minor league games.

"Sam is athletic with good speed and a strong arm," Van Wagenen said.

Plawecki, 27, has hit .218 with 33 doubles, 14 homers and 75 RBI in 237 career games with the Mets since 2015.

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