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New York Mets acquire veteran Rich Hill in trade with Tampa Bay Rays

Jun 23, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Rich Hill (14) reacts at the end of the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Rich Hill (14) reacts at the end of the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets acquired 41-year-old left-hander Rich Hill in a trade Friday with the Tampa Bay Rays, multiple outlets reported.
In exchange, the Rays received right-hander Tommy Hunter and minor league catcher Matt Dyer.

The deal is pending the results of medical exams.

The Mets will become the 11th team Hill has pitched for since his 2005 debut.

Hill is 6-4 with a 3.87 ERA in 19 starts this season, striking out 91 batters and walking 36 in 95 1/3 innings.

His career record is 73-48 with a 3.80 ERA in 311 games (183 starts) with the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins and Rays.

Hunter, 35, has no decisions and has not allowed a run in four games (one start) spanning 8.0 innings with the Mets this season.

Hunter is 56-45 with 22 saves and a 4.04 ERA in 476 games (76 starts) since 2008 with the Texas Rangers, Orioles, Cubs, Indians, Rays, Philadelphia Phillies and Mets.

Dyer, 23, was a fourth-round pick by the Mets in 2020 out of the University of Arizona. He is hitting .194 with seven homers and 20 RBIs in 36 games this season at Class A Port St. Lucie.

–Field Level Media