Mets acquire Bassitt from A’s for 2 prospects

Posted: 13/03/2022 in MLB
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The Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Chris Bassitt to the New York Mets in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects J.T. Ginn and Adam Oller, the Mets announced Saturday.

Bassitt earned his first All-Star nod in 2021, posting a 12-4 record with a 3.15 ERA and 159 strikeouts over 157 1/3 innings for the A’s.

He was involved in a scary incident in August when a line drive struck him in the face in a game against the Chicago White Sox. The injury sidelined Bassitt until late September.

The 33-year-old is entering the final season of his contract. He’ll bolster a Mets rotation featuring Jacob deGromMax ScherzerTaijuan Walker, and Carlos Carrasco.

MLB Pipeline listed Ginn as the Mets’ fifth-ranked prospect. The 22-year-old posted a 5-5 record with a 3.03 ERA in Single-A.

The 27-year-old Oller went 9-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 120 innings across two minor-league levels last season.

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