Mets acquire OF Cowgill from Oakland

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The Mets announced the acquisition of Collin Cowgill on Tuesday.

The Mets have acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for Double-A infielder Jefry Marte.

Cowgill, who bats righty, has hit .255 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 196 at-bats over two seasons at the major league level, with the A's and Arizona Diamondbacks.

He has batted .298 against left-handed pitching and .223 against right-handed pitching, suggesting he could be a platoon mate for Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Mike Baxter.

Given the lack of righty-hitting outfielders, the 26-year-old Cowgill would appear a solid bet to make the team out of spring training.

Marte, 21, hit .251 with nine homers and 58 RBIs in 462 at-bats last season with Double-A Binghamton. With David Wright agreeing to an extension and prospect Wilmer Flores also primarily playing third base, the Mets are in good shape at the hot corner.