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New York Mets acquire outfielder Mark Payton from Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Mark Payton (34) is tagged out at home trying to score off a double by Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (37) (not pictured) during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Arizona Diamondbacks won, 8-5.

Arizona Diamondbacks At Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Mark Payton (34) is tagged out at home trying to score off a double by Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (37) (not pictured) during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Arizona Diamondbacks won, 8-5. Arizona Diamondbacks At Cincinnati Reds

The New York Mets acquired outfielder Mark Payton from the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.

To make room for Payton on their 40-man roster, the Mets transferred left-hander David Peterson (oblique) to the 60-day injured list.

Payton, 29, will be optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Cincinnati designated him for assignment on Monday.

In 24 games with the Reds this season, Payton hit .182 with two runs scored. He is a career .175 hitter in 32 games with Cincinnati.

–Field Level Media