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Mets trade Gonzalez to Brewers for Adams

PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets made their third trade for pitching in three days, sending right-hander Jeremi Gonzalez to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday for reliever Mike Adams.

Gonzalez was designated for assignment after pitching six innings in a 5-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. He had a 7.71 ERA in three starts with the Mets and is expected to join the Brewers on Sunday.

Adams had an 11.57 ERA in two games with the Brewers. He had been pitching for Triple-A Nashville. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 3.54 ERA and one save in 61 career games.

Gonzalez is 26-33 with a 4.92 ERA in 109 games.

The Mets made their first move to bolster an injury-depleted staff on Wednesday, acquiring veteran right-hander Orlando Hernandez from Arizona for reliever Jorge Julio.

New York got left-hander Dave Williams from the Cincinnati Reds for minor-leaguer Robert Manuel on Thursday.