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Mets deal for Diamondbacks outfielder Green

Updated: August 23, 2006, 12:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Outfielder Shawn Green was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets on Tuesday night, giving the NL East leaders one more big bat as they gear up for the postseason.

The Diamondbacks sent the 33-year-old Green and slightly more than $6.3 million to the Mets for Triple-A pitcher Evan MacLane, a 23-year-old left-hander.

"I think he's going to help us this year, I think he's going to help us next year," Mets general manager Omar Minaya said. "We're ...

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