METS ACQUIRE CATCHER AUSTIN BOSSART FROM PHILADLEPHIA
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 29, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired minor league catcher Austin Bossart from Philadelphia in exchange for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations.
Bossart, 26, has hit .261 with 39 doubles, 18 homers and 112 RBI over five minor league seasons in the Phillies system. The 6-2, 210-pounder was selected in the 14th-round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 63 games this season with Reading (AA) of the Eastern League, Bossart has seven doubles, seven homers and 28 RBI.
During his minor league career, Bossart has thrown out 115 of 316 (36.4 percent) of base runners.
Vargas, 36, was 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 19 games, 18 starts for New York this year.