Mets trade J.D. Davis, prospects to Giants for Darin Ruf

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New York Daily News

WASHINGTON — The endless speculation and theorizing can finally come to an end. On Tuesday, just hours before the trade deadline, the Mets sent third baseman/DH J.D. Davis and three prospects to the San Francisco Giants. In return, the Mets receive Darin Ruf, a designated hitter who sometimes moonlights as a corner outfielder or first baseman. Ruf, 36, is hitting .216/.328/.373 (.701 OPS) for San Francisco this season. More relevant for the Mets, though, he has an .886 OPS against lefties. With him handling DH duties against lefties and Daniel Vogelbach getting the starts against righties, the…

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