Mets Get Padilla from Toronto

Posted: 20th June 2010 by Flushing Baseball Daily in MLB
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York , the Mets have acquired outfielder Jorge Padilla from the Toronto Blue Jays and sent him to Triple-A Buffalo. No word yet on whom the Mets are sending to Toronto to complete this trade. This seems like a move purely for minor league depth as Padilla, 30, is a minor league lifer. In 2010 he’s played 51 games with a .328 batting average and a .860 OPS. His career in the minor leagues has not been as successful. In 1,216 career games he has a .290 batting average and a .773 OPS. His numbers this year and last have been relatively impressive so it is possible that the Mets are hoping that they can catch lightning in a bottle with this guy. However, for right now he’s going to have to prove himself in Buffalo before he gets a shot in Flushin ...

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