Sources have told SNY’s MLB Insider Andy Martino that New York is paying Canha’s salary down to the league minimum.
The Mets are in full sell mode ahead of Tuesday night’s deadline, as Canha now marks the third player they’ve dealt in the last five days. David Robertson was the first domino to fall, followed by a bit if a more shocking move in Max Scherzer and now the veteran outfielder is on his way out as well.
Canha signed a two-year, $26.5 million deal with New York prior to the 2022 season. While there’s been some ups and downs along the way, he’s been relatively productive over the past season and a half.
The 34-year-old appeared in 140 games last year and put together his best season since 2019 with the Oakland Athletics. He posted a .367 on-base percentage, 24 doubles, 13 homers, 61 RBI, and a league-leading 28 hit-by-pitches.
Canha hasn’t quite seen that type of production this season managing just 15 doubles, six home runs, and 29 RBI while batting just .245 and posting a .725 OPS over 89 games. He has, however, been able to get on base at a clip of .343 thanks to a 10.6 percent walk rate.
The biggest highlights of Canha’s brief tenure with the Mets came against the divisional rival Phillies. He drove in 16 runs against them over his year and a half in New York, including a big two-home run effort in a road win last August.
The veteran has proven capable of playing all three outfield positions while also seeing time at both corner infield positions. He’s a solid addition to the Brew Crew, who own a NL Wild Card spot and sit just 0.5 games out of first in the NL Central.
In return, the Mets are receiving Jarvis, a 23-year-old right-hander who is ranked as the No. 12 prospect in Milwaukee’s system according to Baseball America’s midseason rankings.
Jarvis has posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 91 strikeouts, and just 26 walks over 14 starts at Double-A this season. He pitched well enough to receive a promotion to Triple-A.
The former fifth-round pick has struggled to adjust to the new level through three starts, allowing 16 runs (14 earned) on 17 hits over 11.2 innings for a 12.34 ERA.
Last season, he split his time between Double-A and High-A and pitched to a 3.83 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 28 starts. He also tallied 150 strikeouts and just 66 walks in 141 innings of work.
Source: Yahoo Sports