- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have acquired closer Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics for minor-league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York’s payroll by a little more than $2 million.

The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The A’s obtained him from the Washington Nationals in January, flipping infielder Yunel Escobar days after acquiring him from the Tampa Bay Rays.

The trade was the second the Mets made in four days. On Friday night, they obtained infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from Atlanta.

Oakland will pay the Mets $1 million as part of the trade.

Meisner, 20, was a third-round draft pick in 2013.



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