The New York Mets have a trade partner for recently DFA’d pitcher Matt Harvey, as the Cincinnati Reds have pulled off a trade for the former ace.
We've acquired Devin Mesoraco from Cincinnati for Matt Harvey. In addition, we've placed Todd Frazier on the 10-Day DL, with a left hamstring strain. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, we've transferred Anthony Swarzak to the 60-Day DL.
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 8, 2018
The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers have both been linked to a Harvey trade, but the Reds pulled it off in the end, with a little help from New York.
Source: Reds paying remainder of Mesoraco’s $13.125M salary. Mets paying remainder of Harvey’s $5.625M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 8, 2018
The former ace has fallen on hard times lately on the mound, earning a 7.00 ERA and 1.56 WHIP.
He’s also had trouble off the field as well. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson recently threw Harvey under the bus as well after reports of partying emerged, so it’s pretty remarkable that any team is willing to give up assets for the aging former star.