Ed Price of AOL FanHouse is reporting that the Mets and the Nationals have swapped second basemen (Hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors). In exchange for the 26 year old, Anderson Hernandez, the Mets will send Class A prospect Greg Veloz.
Not much of an acquisition if you ask me, as Hernandez is hitting below the league average. However, Hernandez is certainly an upgrade over what the Mets currently have at the Major League level in Angel Berroa.
Anderson Hernandez is best remembered for a slick leaping catch he made early on in the 2006 season.
This trade tells me that the Mets don’t expect to get Luis Castillo back anytime soon from his latest injury.
Believe it or not the Mets shipped Hernandez to the Nationals roughly a year ago to acquire Luis Ayala. Following the trade, Hernandez hit for a .333 clip in 28 games with the club. However, when given more playing time this season he did not fare nearly as well and his average plummeted to .251.
While he may not be all that great of a hitter, Hernandez should provide a solid glove in the infield.