Randy Milligan and Scott Henion for Mackey Sasser and Tim Drummond

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Date: March 26, 1988
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Sent: Randy Milligan, Scott Henion
Received: Mackey Sasser, Tim Drummond

The Mets and Pirates made a trade in March of 1988. First baseman Randy Milligan and pitcher Scott Henion were dealt to Pittsburgh in exchange for catcher Mackey Sasser and pitcher Tim Drummond. Milligan was an up-and-coming player who had two plate appearances with the Mets in 1987. Henion had two years experience at the single-A level. Sasser was a minor league prospect who had played in 14 games for the Giants and Pirates. Drummond pitched in six games for Pittsburgh during the '87 season.

The transaction had some production for the Mets. Sasser hit .283 and had 133 RBIs in five seasons with the team. He played in a total of 420 games as a Met. Although Drummond never pitched in a game for the Mets, he was one of five players sent to the Twins in a deal that brought Frank Viola to the team in 1989.

Milligan batted .220 in 40 games for the Pirates in 1988. He was traded to the Orioles after the season. Henion never reached the major leagues.