Sources — New York Mets finalizing deal with Chicago Cubs for Javier Baez


The New York Mets are finalizing a trade to acquire shortstop Javier Baez from the Chicago Cubs, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Also heading to New York is right-hander Trevor Williams, according to multiple reports.

The deal is pending medicals, per sources. The compensation going to the Cubs is unknown at this time.

Baez is hitting .248 with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs this season.

Williams is 4-2 with a 5.06 ERA in 13 games, including 12 starts.

Earlier Friday the Cubs completed a deal with the Chicago White Sox, sending All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to their crosstown rivals for second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander Codi Heuer, sources told Passan.

On Thursday the Cubs began their tear-down, sending first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees for right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara, both minor leaguers.


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