June 24, 2021

Mets acquiring center fielder from Astros (New York Post)

A day after the bombshell Mets ownership news, the team acquired a center fielder.

The Mets are acquiring Jake Marisnick from the Astros for two prospects not considered high level, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed.

Marisnick, 28, is a right-handed hitter with a strong defensive acumen and appears to be the Mets’ choice to replace Juan Lagares, whose 2020 option the team decline earlier this offseason.

The trade comes a day after news broke that Steve Cohen likely will own 80 percent of the Mets in five years.

Marisnick, who began his major-league career with the Marlins, spent parts of six seasons with Houston. Over seven MLB seasons, Marisnick has a slash line of .227/.289/.411.

In 318 plate appearances in 2019, Marisnick hit .233 with a .700 OPS, 10 homers, 34 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He went 3-for-8 with a walk during the Astros’ World Series loss to the Nationals.

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