Mets, Padres trade former top draft picks
The New York Mets have traded right-handed pitcher Eddie Kunz to
the San Diego Padres for first baseman Allan Dykstra in a swap of
minor league players.
Dykstra is not related to former Mets star Lenny Dykstra.
The 23-year-old Dykstra hit 16 home runs last season for Class A
Lake Elsinore. The Padres made him their first-round pick in the
2008 draft, but almost didn’t sign him after it was discovered he
had a degenerative hip condition.
The 24-year-old Kunz pitched in four games for the Mets in 2008.
He spent last year at Double-A Binghamton.
Kunz was the Mets’ top pick in the 2007 draft.