Trading Brewers RHP Adrian Houser, OF Tyrone Taylor to Mets

On Wednesday, the Mets acquired Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser and outfielder Tyrone Taylor to strengthen their starting pitching and outfield.

According to SNY's Andy Martino, New York is sending minor league right-hander Coleman Crow to Milwaukee. Milwaukee saves money because MLB Trade Rumors predicts Houser will receive $5.6 million in arbitration and Taylor $1.7 million in 2024.

Last season, Houser finished 8-5 with a 4.12 ERA (1.39 WHIP) in 23 games (21 starts). In 111.1 innings, he struck out 96, walked 34, and allowed 13 home runs.

The 30-year-old Brewers pitcher has a 31-34 record with a 4.00 ERA (1.36 WHIP) in 129 games (97 starts) across seven seasons. After Luis Severino, Kodai Senga, and Jose Quintana, the right-hander will enter the Mets' starting rotation.

Since debuting in 2019, Taylor has spent his whole career with Milwaukee. Over the previous three seasons, the righty-swinging outfielder has hit 39 home runs in 294 games and 847 at-bats. His breakout year was 2021.

Taylor batted.234/.267/.446 in 81 games last season. Despite his power (10 homers, 17 doubles in 2023), the 29-year-old free-swinger walked eight times and struck out 55 times in 231 at-bats.

He can play all three outfield spots and has similar stats versus right and left-handers, adding versatility to the squad. MLB Pipeline ranks Crow, the Mets' traded right-hander, 29th.

He joined Anaheim from the Angels last season in exchange for Eduardo Escobar. Before joining Queens, the 22-year-old was on the IL with an elbow ailment and never pitched for the Mets. He had Tommy John surgery in the offseason and won't pitch until 2024.

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