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Mets swing two trades at deadline, acquiring Robinson Chirinos, Todd Frazier, and Miguel Castro

The Mets, who are 15-20 after losing four games in a row, made a pair of trades in advance of Monday’s trade deadline.

In one trade, the Mets acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos and infielder Todd Frazier from the Texas Rangers, SNY’s Andy Martino confirmed. The package going from the Mets to the Rangers is not yet known.

In the other trade, the Mets traded left-handed pitching prospect Kevin Smith and a player to be named later or cash to the Orioles for reliever Miguel Castro, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

Smith, 23, is a legitimate prospect who had a chance to be an option at the back end of the Mets’ rotation as soon as 2021.

While Frazier is set for free agency after the season, the other two players the Mets acquired could be with New York in 2021 and — in the case of Castro — 2022.

Chirinos, 36, has a $6.5 million team option or $1 million buyout for 2021.

With Wilson Ramos set for free agency after the season if the Mets don’t pick up his $10 million option that contains a $1.5 million buyout, New York could conceivably keep Chirinos around.

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