The National League East-leading New York Mets acquired outfielder Darin Ruf from the San Franciso Giants in exchange for outfielder J.D. Davis and prospects, the team announced. Tuesday.
In addition to Davis, left-handed pitching prospects Thomas Szapucki and Nick Zwack and righty pitching prospect Carson Seymour are also going to the Giants in the deal. Zwack and Seymour were both 2021 Draft picks for the Mets.
Ruf, 36, is hitting .216 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs this season. He has a .886 OPS against lefties, giving the Mets a player to platoon at designated hitter with left-handed-hitting Daniel Vogelbach, who will start against right-handers.
Davis, 29, is hitting .238 with four home runs and 21 RBIs this season.
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