MLB: Mets acquire OF/1B Darin Ruf, RHP Mychal Givens


The New York Mets acquired outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for third baseman J.D. Davis and prospects.

In addition to Davis, the Giants also will receive left-hander Thomas Szapucki, along with Class-A left-hander Nick Zwack and right-hander Carson Seymour.

Later Tuesday, the Mets also acquired right-hander Mychal Givens in exchange for minor league pitcher Saul Gonzalez.

Ruf, 36, has 11 home runs with 38 RBIs in 90 games this season, batting .216 with a .701 OPS. He returns to the National League East after playing his first five seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. He has played 36 games at first base and 30 in the outfield this season.

Davis, 29, is batting .238 with four home runs and 21 RBIs this season and is a .266 hitter with 42 home runs and 132 RBIs in 401 games over six seasons with the Houston Astros and Mets. Davis gives the Giants coverage at third base while Evan Longoria is on the injured list with a right hamstring strain.

Givens, 32, is 6-2 with a 2.66 ERA and two saves in 40 games for the Cubs this season. He has not allowed an earned run in his last 16 outings (17 1/3 innings) since June 16. Givens is 31-22 with 31 saves and a 3.34 ERA in 400 career appearances with four teams.

Szapucki, 26, has pitched in two games for the Mets over the past two seasons.

–Field Level Media



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