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Neil Walker | Second Baseman | #15

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Neil Walker went 2-for-4 and scored a run in his Brewers' debut on Sunday.
Walker found himself hitting cleanup in the Brewers' lineup, which would lead to ample RBI opportunities the rest of the season if he stays near the middle of the order. The veteran second baseman is hitting .268/.341/.442 with 10 homers and 36 RBI on the season. Aug 13 - 5:25 PM

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Brewers acquired 2B Neil Walker and cash from the Mets for a player to be named later.

The deal had been expected for hours but didn't become official until after the Brewers and Mets wrapped up their games on Saturday. With Eric Sogard fading after a hot start and Jonathan Villar barely hitting over .200, the Brewers obviously felt they needed an upgrade at second base. The Mets are officially in rebuild mode after dealing Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce and Walker in the span of a couple weeks. Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next to go if New York's fire sale continues.
Aug 12 - 11:33 PM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Brewers are "close" to acquiring Neil Walker from the Mets.

Per reports, the Mets are getting a player to be named later. Walker was scratched from Saturday's game against the Phillies, though an official announcement isn't expected until later tonight. The Mets had a deal in place to trade Walker to the Yankees on July 31, but the Bombers suspiciously backed out due to medical concerns. Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes will be candidates to replace Walker at second base in New York while Walker figures to supplant Eric Sogard and Jonathan Villar as the Brewers' primary second baseman down the stretch. To complete the deal, the Mets will reportedly eat at least some portion of Walker's remaining $5 million salary.
Aug 12 - 5:54 PM

Neil Walker finished 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored as the Mets skunked the Phillies 10-0 on Thursday.

To say Walker broke out of a slump would be an understatement -- after collecting just four hits, all singles, in 11 games since coming off the disabled list in late July, he doubled that total in one night. The homer was one of four hit by the Mets on the night. The 31-year-old is batting .261/.334/.441 overall and could be a candidate to be moved in a waiver deal this month.
Aug 11 - 12:05 AM

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the Yankees had a deal in place to acquire Neil Walker from the Mets on July 31 but backed out due to medical concerns.

The Mets were none too happy that the deal fell through and believe the real reason the Yankees backed out was because they had just acquired Sonny Gray. Despite their differences, the Mets and Yankees later engaged in talks for Jay Bruce, though the Mets felt they were getting low-balled by the Bombers and eventually dealt Bruce to the Indians. Now that the Mets have begun their youth movement by calling up top prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, Walker figures to be a goner when his contract expires after this season.
Aug 10 - 8:03 PM

Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the 10-day disabled list.

Walker has missed the last six weeks with a partially torn hamstring. The Mets surely would like to ship him in a trade somewhere, although they could wait until August since Walker will clear waivers given his salary.
Jul 28 - 5:57 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) will join the Mets Friday in advance of their series opener against the Mariners.

Walker has concluded his rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas and will be activated in time for Friday night's game in Seattle. He should resume his post as the Mets' everyday second baseman with Asdrubal Cabrera likely shifting over to third base. It took Walker roughly six weeks to recover from a partially torn hamstring.
Jul 27 - 8:53 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Mets this weekend.

Walker is currently out on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets will be taking on the Mariners for a three-game set this coming weekend and so long as Walker is able to avoid a setback over the next two days, he should be good to go for that series. A partial tear of his left hamstring has kept him on the shelf since mid-June.
Jul 26 - 7:14 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout Sunday in his second minor league rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Walker went 2-for-7 during his brief rehab stint and appears on track to be activated early this week. The veteran second baseman has been sidelined since mid-June with a partial tear of his left hamstring.
Jul 24 - 10:28 AM

Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Walker will begin a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. He'll return to his starting spot at second base, pushing Asdrubal Cabrera to third. Walker has been on the shelf since mid-June with a torn left hamstring.
Jul 21 - 8:28 AM

Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

Walker has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since mid-June. He tested out the leg by running on Monday. Assuming he does not suffer a setback during the planned minor league rehab assignment, he could potentially return to action some time before the end of July.
Jul 19 - 4:18 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) did some running Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list back in mid-June with a strained left hamstring. Walker doesn't appear to be too far off from a rehab assignment as long as he can avoid a setback.
Jul 17 - 4:14 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) is at the Mets' spring training complex in Florida as he continues his rehab.

It sounds like he could be ready for a rehab assignment relatively soon, although the Mets haven't revealed when that might happen. Walker has been out since mid-June with a strained left hamstring but looks to be tracking toward a return before the end of the month.
Jul 9 - 12:25 PM

Neil Walker (hamstring) will take on-field batting practice Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

But he still hasn't been cleared for running and that's obviously a major step with a partial hamstring tear. Walker, out since June 14, is likely to remain sidelined until late July or early August.
Jun 29 - 3:58 PM

Mets placed 2B Neil Walker on the 10-day disabled list with a partial tear of his left hamstring.

The injury, suffered Wednesday night against the Cubs, will keep Walker out of action for several weeks -- possibly into August. Gavin Cecchini has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding roster to move to give the Mets much-needed middle-infield depth.
Jun 15 - 3:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
4Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Neil Walker
2Jonathan Villar
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Matt Garza
5Brent Suter
6Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Josh Hader
8Jared Hughes