Rays trade Raley to Mets for pitching prospect

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The Tampa Bay Rays traded left-handed reliever Brooks Raley to the New York Mets for left-handed pitching prospect Keyshawn Askew, the team announced.

Raley, who the Rays signed to a two-year deal before the beginning of last season, posted a 2.68 ERA and 10.2 K/9 in 60 appearances for Tampa Bay.

The 34-year-old joins offseason waiver claim Tayler Saucedo as the Mets' only two left-handed options in their bullpen.

Raley is owed $4.5 million in 2023 and has a $6.5-million team option for 2024.

Askew was drafted by the Mets in the 10th round of the 2021 draft.

The 22-year-old was 5-0 with a 2.44 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 12.5 K/9 across two lower minor-league levels last season.

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