MLB trade deadline: Mets get RBI leader Bruce as Lucroy heads to Rangers

  • Mets batting average is lowest in the major leagues
  • Bruce is hitting .265 with 25 homers and 80 RBIs
  • Brewers catcher Lucroy heading south to Texas

The New York Mets have acquired All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds for infielder Dilson Herrera and minor league left-hander Max Wotell.

The 29-year-old Bruce is hitting .265 with 25 homers and a National League-leading 80 RBIs. He made the NL All-Star team for the third time. New York also re-acquired left-hander Jon Niese from Pittsburgh for reliever Antonio Bastardo.

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