July 21, 2018 / 10:01 PM / 5 months ago

Athletics acquire RHP Familia from Mets

The New York Mets traded closer Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, a transaction announced by both clubs.

Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland shipped two minor leaguers — third baseman Will Toffey and right-hander Bobby Wahl — to the Mets as well as $1 million in international bonus money.

The right-handed Familia was 4-4 with 17 saves and 2.88 ERA for the Mets this season. He first reached the majors in 2012 and ranks third in club history with 123 saves.

Familia was an All-Star in 2016 when he set a franchise record with 51 saves.

The Athletics may be just renting the 28-year-old as he is slated to become a free agent after this season.

The Mets held Familia out of Friday and Saturday’s games against the New York Yankees as the teams worked out the deal.

Toffey, 23, is batting .244 with five homers and 32 RBIs for Single-A Stockton. He was a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Vanderbilt.

Wahl, 26, is 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 11 saves for Triple-A Nashville. He made seven relief appearances for the Athletics last season and posted a 4.70 ERA.

Oakland transferred right-hander Daniel Gossett (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list to open a 40-man roster spot for Familia.

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