NEW YORK— In their second trade in four days, the Mets have acquired closer Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York’s payroll by a little more than $2 million.
The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The A’s obtained him from Washington in January.
On Friday night, the Mets btained infielder Juan Uribe and utilityman Kelly Johnson from Atlanta.
When Clippard reports Tuesday, there will be $3,129,508 remaining from his $8.3 million salary. Oakland will pay the Mets $1 million as part of the trade.
Meisner, 20, was a third-round draft pick in 2013.