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Astros and Mets reportedly engineer a five player trade

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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: J.D. Davis
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: J.D. Davis /
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The Houston Astros have reportedly traded infielders J. D. Davis and Cody Bohanek to the New York Mets in a five-player swap.

The Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has announced that they have acquired catcher Scott Manea, infielder Luis Santana and outfielder Ross Adolph from the New York Mets in exchange for infielders Davis and Bohanek.

J. D. Davis, 25, spent time both in the minors and with the Astros this past season. He played mostly at the corner infield spots with a few outfield stints. He even had his hand at pitching, giving up one run on a HR in one inning pitched in 2018. His career slash line in the majors  between 2017-18 was .194/.260/.321.

Cody Bohanek, 22, was drafted in the 30th round of the 2017 draft and has bounced around the minors for the last two seasons. He rose up to the AAA level in 2018 for a short period of time before sliding back down to A+. He was a utility infielder playing second, short and third. He slashed .225/.334/.306 in his minor league career.

Ross Adolph, 22, was drafted by the Mets in the 12th round of the 2018 draft. He played outfield the entire season for the Brooklyn Cyclones A- team slashing .276/.348/.509 and was named their MVP of the year. In 61 games he hit 7 HRs, 12 triples and stole 14 bases in 17 attempts.

Scott Manea, 23, a catcher for the Class A Columbia Fireflies, was drafted by the Mariners in the 40th round in 2014. Last season Manea hit .261/.368/.432 with 12 HRs in 100 games. He threw out 37.7% of the opposing team’s attempted base stealers.

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Luis Santana, 19, a second baseman for the Kingsport Met’s Rookie team is out of the Dominican Republic. In his four years in the Mets system, he has a slash line of .329/.426/.465. In 2018 he was fifth in the league with a .348 BA, hitting 12 doubles and four HRs in 53 games.

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