Dodgers Acquire OF Billy McKinney from the New York Mets Via Trade

The Dodgers are finally getting active in the trade market after a little bit of silence. But fans looking for the front office to go out and get a premium arm to add to the rotation are going to have to keep waiting. 

On Wednesday, LA swung a deal with the New York Mets to acquire outfielder Billy McKinney. McKinney was previously with the Brewers before heading out to the Mets.

He doesn’t provide much in the way of offense, but McKinney does provide some much needed depth at the outfield positions. With the injuries that have plagued the Dodgers all year — and most recently the uncertainty surrounding Mookie Betts — you can’t have too many guys at this point. 

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In exchange for McKinney, the Dodgers sent minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon to the Mets. Rincon had been having a great season with the bat with Tulsa, hitting 12 home runs in 63 games.

To make room on the 40-man roster for McKinney, the Dodgers designated Jake Reed for assignment. The right-handed pitcher will likely head back to the minor leagues as he waits for another opportunity. 

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