The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a deal that will send infielder Neil Walker and cash considerations to Milwaukee, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The addition of Walker will slightly improve the Brewers' offense. Walker will likely start at second base on a regular basis. Current starters, Jonathan Villar and Eric Sogard have not impressed Milwaukee's front office.
Walker, 31, is putting together an average season. He is batting .264 with 10 HRs and 36 RBIs in 265 at-bats this season. Walker accepted the Mets' qualifying offer last fall, which was worth $17.2 million for one year. Since Walker now has been traded mid-season, he is ineligible to receive a qualifying offer this offseason, and will elect free agency.
The Mets will acquire a player to be named later.