Roberto Petagine for Yuri Sanchez
|Date: February 5, 1998|
|Team: Cincinnati Reds|
|Sent: Roberto Petagine|
|Received: Yuri Sanchez|
The Mets made a deal with the Reds in the winter of 1998. First baseman Roberto Petagine was sent to Cincinnati in exchange for shortstop Yuri Sanchez. Petagine had spent time in the major leagues over the previous four seasons, the last two of which were with the Mets. Sanchez was a five-year minor leaguer who played the 1997 season at the Single-A level.
Petagine batted .258 in 34 games for the Reds in '98. He joined the Yakult Swallows of Japan the following year.