Astros, Mets Make 5-Player Deal

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Ross Adolph, catcher Scott Manea and infielder Luis Santana from the New York Mets, in exchange for infielder J.D. Davis and infielder Cody Bohanek, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.

Adolph, Manea and Santana, all minor league players, each had All-Star caliber 2018 seasons in the Mets system.

Adolph, 22, was named Team MVP in 2018 for the Brooklyn Cyclones (Short A Level), batting .276 in 61 games with nine doubles, 12 triples, seven home runs, 35 RBI and 14 steals. He posted a .509 slugging pct. and an .857 OPS.  His 12 triples were tops in the NY-Penn League. Defensively, Adolph did not commit an error in 2018 while tallying five assists. Adolph was selected by the Mets in the 12th round of the 2018 June Draft after starring at Toledo, where he earned All-America honors. 

Manea, 23, was a South Atlantic League All-Star for Columbia (Class A) in 2018, where he hit .261 in 100 games with 12 homers and 53 RBI with a .432 slugging pct. and .368 on-base pct. (.800 OPS). In 65 games behind the plate, he threw out 37.7 % of basestealers.

Santana, 19, led the Kingsport Mets (Rookie Level) in batting (.348) and OPS (.917) in 2018 in his 53 games with 13 doubles, four homers and 35 RBI with eight steals. His .348 average ranked fifth in the Appalachian League. In his four seasons in the Mets system,  Santana, a Dominican Republic native, has hit a combined .329 (170x516) with 98 RBI and an .891 OPS.

Davis, 25, split time between the Astros Major League club and Triple A Fresno in 2018. He hit .175 (18x103) in 42 games in Houston with a home run and five RBI, and .342 (114x333) in 85 games with Fresno (AAA) with 17 home runs and 81 RBI. Davis has appeared in 67 Major League games overall in his career (2017-18 combined).

Bohanek, 22, had stints at three levels in 2018, with stops at Fresno (11 games), Buies Creek (65 games) and Quad Cities (44 games). For the season, he hit a combined .214 in 120 games serving as a utility infielder. Bohanek appeared in 70 games at second base, 31 games at third base and 15 at shortstop, committing just three errors overall for the season. 

 
 
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