PHILADELPHIA – Neil Walkers tenure with the Mets was near a conclusion as the Mets finished batting practice Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
The Brewers acquired the veteran infielder in a trade that continued the Mets recent selloff, The Posts Joel Sherman confirmed.
Addison Reed, Lucas Duda and Jay Bruce were all traded by the Mets in recent weeks, saving the club about $9 million. Walker, who has $4.7 million remaining on his contract for this season, would fill a need for the Brewers in the infield.
Walker was nearly traded to the Yankees on July 31, according to sources, but the deal crumbled upon the exchange of medical information. The Mets belief was the Yankees were looking for an excuse to back out from the deal and cited Walkers medical information.
But Walker, who had just returned from the disabled list at the time, insists he has been fine physically.
Matt Harvey was scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start for Single-A Brooklyn, at Hudson Valley. Harvey has been on the disabled list since June 16 with a stress injury to his right scapula.
Jacob deGrom reported no problems after a throwing session and is expected to start Tuesday against the Yankees. The right-hander was struck in the right triceps by a line drive Thursday and left the game in the seventh inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous three games with a sore left hand.