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Mets acquire Mychal Givens in trade with Cubs

The New York Mets made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Tuesday.

The team acquired right-handed reliever Mychal Givens from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Saúl González, the clubs announced.

Givens, 32, has pitched to a 2.66 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings this season. He has not surrendered an earned run in his last 17 1/3 innings, dating back to June 16.

The veteran has also played for the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and Cincinnati Reds over his eight-year career.