Mets add Darin Ruf from Giants for J.D. Davis at MLB trade deadline

WASHINGTON — The Mets are hoping that the efficiencies of two players will fill a need at designated hitter.

The Mets acquired right-handed designated hitter Darin Ruf from the Giants in exchange for J.D. Davis and prospects on Tuesday afternoon in a trade first reported by Andy Martino of SNY.

Ruf is slashing .216/.328/.373 with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 46 runs, but his biggest tools come against left-handed pitching where he has posted a .896 OPS with nine home runs, 24 RBI and 22 runs.

The Mets hope that Ruf combined with the left-handed hitting Daniel Vogelbach can give the team a platoon weapon at the plate. Vogelbach has pieced together a .922 OPS with 12 home runs and 27 RBI against righties.

The trade ends Davis' four-year tenure with the Mets, which began in 2019 after two seasons with the Astros.

This season, Davis is slashing. 238/.324/.359 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 26 runs. Comparatively, Davis has a .673 OPS in 92 at-bats against lefties this season.

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