Mel Rojas for Bobby Bonilla

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Date: November 11, 1998
Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Sent: Mel Rojas
Received: Bobby Bonilla

The Mets and Dodgers made a trade after the 1998 season. The team sent relief pitcher Mel Rojas to Los Angeles for outfielder Bobby Bonilla. Rojas had spent nine seasons in the major leagues, the last two of which were with the Mets. He had a 5.76 earned run average in 73 games with the team. Bonilla was a 13-year major league veteran who had spent four years with the Mets earlier in the decade. As a Dodger, he batted .237 in 72 games played in '98.

In his second stint with the Mets, Bonilla appeared in 60 games during the 1999 season. He homered four times while compiling a .160 batting average. Bobby was released by the Mets and joined the Braves in 2000.

Rojas pitched five innings for the Dodgers in April of '99. He had neither a win nor a save with the Los Angeles team. Mel was dealt by the Dodgers to the Detroit Tigers on April 16, 1999.