Mets trade Billy McKinney to Dodgers for Carlos Rincon

The Mets traded outfielder Billy McKinney to the Dodgers for outfielder Carlos Rincon and cash considerations on Wednesday.

Rincon was assigned to Double-A Binghamton. McKinney had been designated for assignment last week upon J.D. Davis’ return from the IL.

Rincon, 23, was slashing .263/.343/.470 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs for the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate in Tulsa this season.

In another organizational depth move, the Mets claimed right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez off waivers from the Cardinals and assigned him to Syracuse. Ramirez appeared in one game for the Cardinals in each of the past two seasons.

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