Athletics deal closer Tyler Clippard to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — In their second trade in four days, the Mets acquired closer Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday 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 Athletics obtained him from Washington in January.

On Friday night, the Mets acquired infielder Juan Uribe and utilityman Kelly Johnson in a deal with 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. He is 10-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 18 starts for Class A Savannah and St. Lucie this season.

New York's payroll has gone up by about $4.46 million with the two deals.

Uribe was owed $2,557,377 of his $6.5 million salary at the time of Friday night's trade and Johnson was due $590,164 of his $1.5 million salary. Atlanta agreed to send the Mets $814,754 as part of that trade.