Mets, Nationals Make a Swap
The New York Mets have traded outfielder/aspiring rapper and manager Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for catcher Brian Schneider and outfielder Ryan Church.
Milledgebatted .272 with seven bombs and 29 RBIs last year.
Church, 29, will vy for a spot in right field after hitting .272 with 15 homers and 70 RBIs for the Nats.
The 31-year-old Schneider, who hit .235 with 6 homers and 54 RBIs in 2007, will share backstop duties with Ramon Castro, who was re-signed last week. Johnny Estrada, or the third wheel, is sure to be released.