CINCINNATI — The New York Mets have traded outfielder Billy McKinney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon and cash.
The NL East-leading Mets also claimed right-hander Roel Ramírez off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Mets acquired McKinney from Milwaukee on May 25. In 39 games with New York, the 26-year-old batted .220 with five home runs and 14 RBIs.
He was designated for assignment on July 16.
The 26-year-old Ramirez will be optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
He pitched in one game for St. Louis this year and one game last season.