The Mets have finalized a trade for RHP Jeurys Familia with the Oakland A's.
Familia is being sent to the A's for two prospects and $1 million in international slot money. MLB.com's Jane Lee was first to report that the trade went final. SNY's Andy Martino reported Friday night that the A's were likely the landing spot for Familia.
One of the players the A's are sending the Mets is No. 17 overall prospect 3B Will Toffey, 23, first reported by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. The other is 26-year-old RHP Bobby Wahl.
"This trade hits three major areas," Mets Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Ricco said in a statement. "We got a major league ready reliever our scouts recommended, a position player who was a high selection from the 2017 draft and strong prospect in the A's system as well as receiving international bonus pool money to help in the future."
Toffey is hitting .244/.357/.384 in Advanced-A ball this season with 5 HR and 32 RBI. He will report to Double-A Binghamton.
Wahl has a 2.27 in 35 appearances (one start) in 39.2 innings with 65 strikeouts in Triple-A this season. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
"The Mets have been aggressive internationally the last two years," said Mets Special Assistant Omar Minaya. "This extra bonus pool money will be extremely helpful in acquiring potential top flight talent."
Prior to the trade, Familia admitted it'll be 'tough' leaving the Mets.
"I love this team and all my teammates. I have good memories here," Familia said when asked about the trade recently. "So, it's really tough."
In 40 games this season, Familia owns a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves over 40.2 innings. The 28-year-old also has four blown saves on the season.
"Jeurys has been a vital member of our organization ever since we signed him in 2007," said Ricco. "We wish him well in Oakland."