Billy Wagner for Chris Carter and Eddie Lora
|Date: August 25, 2009|
|Team: Boston Red Sox|
|Sent: Billy Wagner|
|Received: Chris Carter, Eddie Lora|
In August of 2009, the Mets dealt veteran relief pitcher Billy Wagner to the Boston Red Sox. The trade was made in exchange for two players to be named later. Following the '09 season, the Mets received outfielder Chris Carter and first baseman Eddie Lora from the Boston team.
Wagner was one of the most productive relievers in Major League Baseball history. At the time of the transaction, he had the third highest total for career saves by a lefthander with 395. Billy recorded 101 of his saves in three seasons with the Mets, but none during the '09 season. Carter had 6 hits in 13 games for the Sox while Lora was playing at the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
Carter appeared in 100 games for the Mets in 2010. Primarily a reserve player, Chris batted .263 with 65 total bases and 24 runs batted in for the season. Lora finished the '10 season with the Mets' Rookie-level affiliate in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Wagner had a 1-1 won-lost record with a 1.98 earned run average in 15 games for the Red Sox in 2009. He appeared in two games for the Boston team in the '09 American League Division Series against the Angels. Billy signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent after the season.