It was raining homers at Citi Field on Friday, but a recently departed Met crushed one of his own in his first plate appearance with his new team.
Keon Broxton destroyed the first pitch he saw as an Oriole, hitting a 474-foot home run for his first of the season.
Lookin' good in black and orange! Goodbye, home run! pic.twitter.com/qo2cz2YQ0N- Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 25, 2019
The Mets designated Broxton for assignment on May 17, a day after he struck out with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to end the game. On Wednesday, they were able to strike a deal with Baltimore and acquire $500,000 in international bonus pool money. Broxton, who said he was surprised the Mets weren't giving him more playing time, had a slash line of .143/.208/.163 in 53 plate appearances with the Mets. He had zero homers, one double, two RBI, 22 strikeouts, four walks and four steals.
Broxton hit sixth for the Orioles Friday and finished 2-for-4. The Mets acquired Broxton from the Brewers in January in exchange for minor-leaguers Adam Hill and Felix Valerio and pitcher Bobby Wahl.
The replacement outfielders the Mets have used since Broxton left have all made noteworthy contributions. Rajai Davis and Carlos Gomez each hit critical late-inning home runs this week. The latest acquisition, Aaron Altherr, homered in his first plate appearance as a Met Friday off the face of the second deck in left field.