Neil Walker

#20 2B / N.Y. Mets / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Mets' Neil Walker: Agrees to one-year contract with Mets, avoiding arbitration

      Walker and the Mets agreed to a one-year, $10.55 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. After being traded to the Mets in exchange for Jon Niese, the only part left to make Walker a Met was to settle his contract either before or through arbitration. They managed to get a deal done before arbitration, as Walker settled to take $50,000 less than the middle point between his asking price and the Mets' initial offer. The 30-year-old will hope to be one of the better hitting second basemen again this season, as he has proven to be in the past by hitting at least 12 home runs and driving in over 50 runs every season since 2010.

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      Mets' Neil Walker: Traded to Mets

      Walker was traded to the Mets on Wednesday for left-hander Jon Niese, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The Mets have found their primary replacement for Daniel Murphy at second base, acquiring the 30-year-old Walker as he enters his third winter of arb eligibility. Walker hit 16 homers in 2015, the third straight season in which he's reached that mark, but his numbers against southpaws once again left a lot to be desired (.237/.284/.290). He could lose out on at-bats against lefties to the likes of Wilmer Flores and/or Dilson Herrera.

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker drives in six runs in Wednesday's win

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 4 for 5 with a home run and six RBI in Wednesday's 13-7 rout of the Rockies. Walker's six runs batted in were a career high, as the switch-hitter feasted on poor Colorado pitching and helped the Pirates clinch a playoff spot. The 30-year-old has been a stable presence in Pittsburgh's lineup, exceeding 500 plate appearances in each of his last four seasons while batting over .250.

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker not in lineup for Saturday's game

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers. Few hitters have had success against the Dodgers' scheduled starter for the game, Clayton Kershaw, but Walker's 1-for-9 career mark is particularly poor. In an effort to optimize their lineup, the Pirates will keep Walker on the bench and give the start at second base to Josh Harrison.

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker hits solo home run in loss to Dodgers

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. Walker is scorching hot right now, as he is 6 for 10 with a homer, a double, two RBI and two runs scored over his last three games. It's a small sample size, but it's no surprise it all came off right-handers. Walker has hit all of his home runs and is batting 46 points higher this season against righties when he hits left-handed. He may consider going lefty full-time if he continues to struggle against southpaws next season, as his .295 SLG as a righty is atrocious.

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker slams two hits in defeat to Cubs

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with a ground-rule double and an RBI in a defeat to the visiting Cubs on Thursday. It was the second consecutive multi-hit outing for Walker, who despite the positive day at the plate still remains without a home run since Aug. 13. The veteran has nevertheless turned in another solid season, with his numbers coming very close to his career averages in virtually every major category. Walker's bat is heating up at a critical time of the season. His latest performance raises his September average to .319 (15 for 47).

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker sits out nightcap with lefty on the mound

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs. As is the case with every Pirates Game 1 starter not named Andrew McCutchen, Walker is sitting out Game 2. Josh Harrison will man second base and lead off against lefty Jon Lester.

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      Josh Harrison in, Neil Walker out of Pirates lineup Friday

      Pirates just-activated infielder Josh Harrison will return as a starter at second base Friday night against San Francisco lefty stud Madison Bumgarner. Neil Walker is out of the lineup. Harrison is batting .322 (19-for-59) against left-handers this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Pirates 2B Neil Walker records three-hit game in win Thursday

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had a nice night at the plate on Thursday. The Pittsburgh-native fell a home run shy of the cycle, going 3 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored in the 10-5 win over the Cardinals. Walker came to bat twice in the first inning, as he hit a one-out triple and scored before he ripped an RBI single later in the frame. He chipped in an RBI double in the ninth inning. Walker is now batting .306 (11 for 36) with two triples and two home runs so far in the month of August.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Pirates 2B Neil Walker socks go-ahead home run on Friday

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went yard for his eight home run of the season in Friday's 7-5 win over the Nationals. Walker's solo shot came in the fifth inning of Max Scherzer, and it put the Pirates ahead 5-4 at the time. Walker, who went 2 for 4 in the game, has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. Though he is batting just .274 with 17 strikeouts--and one walk--over that stretch.

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