Outfielder Keon Broxton publicly expressed his frustration about the lack of playing time with New York Mets last week and the team didn’t take long to respond. Mets first made Broxton designated for assignment and now have decided to trade the 29-year-old to Baltimore Orioles.
In order to acquire Broxton’s services, Orioles gave up $500,000 in international bonus pool money. The team confirmed their new acquisition on social media.
Keon Broxton joined the Mets during the offseason from Milwaukee Brewers in a trade that saw Bobby Wahl, Adam Hill, and Felix Valerio going in the opposite direction. Although Broxton supposed to play a significant role in New York in 2019, he only played 34 games so far.
“I haven’t been playing too much,” – said Broxton last week. “I haven’t gotten as many opportunities.”
It remains to be seen whether Broxton gets the opportunity to turn around his season in Baltimore. He is batting just .143 and has 2 RBIs this season.
During his MLB career, Broxton also played for Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates. His career stats include .222 batting average, 33 home runs and 81 RBIs.