Mets acquire Uribe, Johnson from Braves

Jul 25, 2015 4:49 PM by Ross Field

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have acquired infielder Juan Uribe, outfielder Kelly Johnson and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen.

The Mets announced the trade after their 7-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

In corresponding roster moves, the Mets designated outfielder John Mayberry Jr. for assignment and optioned infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. Third baseman David Wright, sidelined with a spinal condition, was also transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Before the game, the Mets promoted top prospect, outfielder Michael Conforto, from Double-A Binghamton, hoping to give their light-hitting lineup a boost. The Mets are last in the majors in batting average and second-to-last in runs scored.

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