The New York Mets have reportedly made their second trade in 72 hours.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the club is sending three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer to the Texas Rangers in exchange for 21-year-old infield prospect Luisangel Acuña, the Rangers’ No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline (No. 44 overall). He is the younger brother of Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr.
As part of the deal, Scherzer exercised his option for 2024, and Texas will pay the right-hander $22.5 million while New York will cover $35 million plus.
Scherzer, 39, posted a 4.01 ERA with 121 strikeouts over 107 2/3 innings with the Mets this season.
This comes after New York traded closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins late Wednesday night.
More to come…