Summary: The New York Mets have traded Billy Wagner to the Boston Red Sox. Boston will pay the remainder of Wagner’s 2009 salary, a little over $2 million, as well as giving the Mets two AA-level players, neither of which are top prospects.
Timeline (updated as necessary):
4:39pm:Â The Boston Herald says that the Mets get AAA outfielder Chris Carter.Â Still no word on the 2nd player.
Added to by TRS86:Â Carter was a guy that I had brought up when the deal was first mentioned.Â He is very Nady like to me.Â He is 26 years old so there is a down side. Seems to be the type of guy that has never been given a chance in the majors even though he has put up gaudy numbers in AAA.Â For his career Carter sports a .304 BA and 124 HR.
1:52pm: Bart Hubbuch says the two prospects are AA-level.
1:50pm: Jon Heyman reports that along with the 2 PTBNL, the Red Sox are covering the rest of Wagner’s 2009 salary ($2+ mil)
1:45pm: According to everyone and their mother, the deal is done. The two players will be “named later.”
1:38pm: Via Jon Heyman, SNY is reporting that the Mets will receive two players for Wagner.
1:26pm: SI’s Jon Heyman says “wagner is on verge of accepting.”
According to a tweet by Newsday’s David Lennon, an announcement on the potential trade of Billy Wagner to the Red Sox is “coming shortly”, the trade is “likely.”