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: The Boston Herald says that the Mets get AAA outfielder Chris Carter. Still no word on the 2nd player.Added to by TRS86: Carter was a guy that I had brought up when the deal was first mentioned. He is very Nady like to me. 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. 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."