December 20th, 2023

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 20, 2023 The New York Mets announced today that the club has acquired RHP Adrian Houser and outfielder Tyrone Taylor from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league RHP Coleman Crow.

“We are excited to add Adrian and Tyrone to our team,” Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns said. “Tyrone brings a well-rounded skillset to our outfield grouping and can play all three outfield positions at a high level.  Adrian is a proven Major League starter who continues to add to our rotation depth and will pitch valuable innings for us this year.”

Houser, 30, went 8-5 with a 4.12 ERA (51 ER/111.1 IP) and 96 strikeouts in 23 games, 21 starts with the Brewers last season. He posted a 3.99 FIP and Milwaukee went 14-7 in his starts in 2023. The 6-3, 241-pounder posted career-highs in wins (10), starts (26) and innings (142.1) with a 3.22 ERA in 2021.

Houser has gone 31-34 with a 4.00 ERA (240 ER/539.1 IP) in 129 major league games, 97 starts in parts of seven seasons with the Brewers. He has held right-handers to a .227 (254-1,119) batting average. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation and a cousin of former major-leaguer catcher Bob Davis.

Taylor, 29, had 17 doubles, one triple, 10 homers while slashing .234/.267/.446 in 81 games last season with the Brewers. He slugged a two-run homer off Brandon Pfaadt in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series vs. Arizona.

The 6-1, 218-pounder had career-highs in doubles (21), homers (17), RBI (51), runs (49) and hits (87) while slashing .233/.286/.442 in 120 games with the Brewers in 2022.

The versatile Taylor has appeared in 130 games in right field, 120 games in center field and 80 games in left field. He has never committed an error and his 508 total chances to begin a career are the most by an outfielder since Jacoby Ellsbury had 554 errorless chances from 2007-2009.

Taylor has 41 home runs, 53 doubles, seven triples, 136 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 125 runs in 331 games during parts of five seasons with Milwaukee.

Crow, 22, has gone 15-6 with a 4.33 ERA (103 ER/214.1 IP) during three minor league seasons with the Mets and Angels. He was acquired by New York on June 24, 2023 as part of the Eduardo Escobar trade.