The Milwaukee Brewers added Neil Walker to the roster via a trade with the New York Mets, per FanRag’s Jon Heyman.
Also, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets will help the Brewers pay some of the remaining portion of Walker’s contract,
In addition, the Mets will receive a player to be named later for Walker, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Now, Walker has had a typical season that we are normally used of seeing from the veteran second baseman. The 31-year old has belted 10 homers and drove in 36 RBIs in 265 at-bats (73 games) while batting a respectable .264 average.
Adding Walker brings versatility to the Brewers lineup, as Walker is a switch hitter and he can bat anywhere in the lineup with a calm mind. I am just trying to say that he brings the same approach to the plate no matter where he hits in the batting order.
Finally, Walker will most definitely be a rental for the Brewers and he will steal most of the at-bats from Jonathan Villar (struggles) and Eric Sogard (fill in). Sogard has hit a solid .283, but lately he has batted a terrible .108 average while playing with an injury.
Note: The Brewers need offense, as they are ranked near the bottom in runs scored in the second half of the season, plus with a losing record in the second half.