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New York Mets add Adrian Houser and Tyrone Taylor in trade with Milwaukee Brewers

On Wednesday, the New York Mets acquired right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser and outfielder Tyrone Taylor in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers get minor league pitcher Coleman Crow.

"We are excited to add Adrian and Tyrone to our team," Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns said in a statement. "Tyrone brings a well-rounded skillset to our outfield grouping and can play all three outfield positions at a high level. Adrian is a proven Major League starter who continues to add to our rotation depth and will pitch valuable innings for us this year.

Houser and Taylor had been with the Brewers for their entire careers in the majors. This past season, Houser was 8-5 with a 4.12 ERA and 96 strikeouts. In eight seasons with the Brewers, he is 31-34 with a 4.00 ERA. Houser will add some much-needed depth to the Mets rotation as David Peterson will miss the start of the 2024 season as he recovers from a torn labrum in his left hip. He will be part of the back end of the rotation behind Kodai Senga, José Quintana, and Luis Severino. Even with the addition of Houser, the Mets are still looking for starters. Free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto is at the top of their list.

Taylor hit .234 with ten home runs, 35 RBIs, and a .267 on-base percentage. In four years with the Brewers, he hit .239 with a .294 on-base percentage, 41 home runs, and 136 RBIs. The acquisition of Taylor is good for the Mets as he provides some much-needed depth. The Mets currently have just three full-time outfielders on their 40-man roster. Taylor can play all three outfield positions, so the Mets could move him around if needed.

Crow was the Mets 29th-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. This past season, he was 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels Double-A affiliate Rocket City. However, he won’t play next year because he’s recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Overall, this is a good trade for the Mets as they get some depth in areas where they need it the most. As for the Brewers, they hope to get Aaron Ashby, who missed last season due to a shoulder injury, back and must replace Brandon Woodruff, who wasn’t tendered a contract.

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