Dodgers acquire Billy McKinney

July 21st, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Billy McKinney from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon. The Dodgers designated right-handed pitcher Jake Reed for assignment to make room for McKinney on the 40-man roster.

McKinney, 26, has split the year between Milwaukee and New York, batting a combined .213 (39-for-183) with eight homers and 20 RBI in 79 games. In his 39 games with the Mets, he batted .220 (20-for-91) with five homers and 14 RBI. In parts of four Major League seasons with the New York Yankees (2018), Toronto Blue Jays (2018-2020), Milwaukee Brewers (2021) and New York Mets (2021), he has hit a combined .225 (125-for-556) with 26 homers and 61 RBI. He was originally drafted in the first round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft out of Plano West High School by the Oakland Athletics.

Rincon, 23, played in 63 games for Double-A Tulsa this year, batting .263 (61-for-232) with 12 homers and 48 RBI. He has been in the minor leagues for six seasons, batting a combined .244 (386-for-1579) with 84 homers and 259 RBI across six levels. He was signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent on July 2, 2015 out of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.