Mets acquire OF Luis De La Cruz

January 13th, 2023

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 13, 2023 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has acquired OF Luis De La Cruz from the Baltimore Orioles. De La Cruz is the player to be named later to complete the December 21, 2022 trade involving James McCann.

The 6-2, 190-pounder has appeared in 60 career games with the DSL Orioles and has hit .252 (39-155) with 23 runs, seven doubles, one home run, 19 RBI, three steals with a .405 OBP. The Dominican Republic native was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Orioles in July of 2019.