The Mets have gotten something back for Keon Broxton after designating him for assignment on May 17.
New York had seven days to either trade Broxton or place him on waivers, and swung a trade on Wednesday to send Broxton to the Orioles for $500,000 in international bonus pool money.
Getting that amount of international bonus pool money for a player they would've otherwise placed on waivers -- and couldn't force to accept a minor league assignment if he cleared waivers -- is a solid get for the Mets. But it doesn't erase the fact that the initial Broxton trade was a massive failure for GM Brodie Van Wagenen.
Broxton was acquired from the Brewers in January in a trade that sent minor-leaguers Adam Hill and Felix Valerio and pitcher Bobby Wahl to the Brewers.
Broxton, who along with Juan Lagares gave the Mets two light-hitting, defense-first, right-handed hitting center fielders, struggled in 34 games for the Mets, hitting.143/.208/.163 in 53 plate appearances.