Mets, A’s finalize trade for closer Jeurys Familia
Entering a Saturday game against the New York Yankees, closer Jeurys Familia remained unavailable for the New York Mets as trade winds continued to swirl.
The Mets and Oakland A’s were knee-deep in trade discussions for Familia and had begun to review medical records of all players involved in the proposed trade as of Friday night. And shortly after the conclusion of a 7-6 loss to the Yankees on Saturday, the Mets and A’s finalized the deal for Familia.
In exchange for Familia, the A’s are sending minor league infielder William Toffey, right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money to the Mets.
We’ve acquired minor league infielder William Toffey, RHP Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money from Oakland in exchange for RHP Jeurys Familia. #Mets
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 21, 2018
The 23-year-old Toffey was Oakland’s No. 17 overall rated prospect according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
Toffey is hitting .244/.357/.384 with with 5 home runs and 32 RBI in Advanced-A ball this season.
Meanwhile, in 40 games this season, Familia has a 2.88 ERA with 17 saves (four blown saves) in 40.2 innings.