The Oakland A’s traded shortstop Brandon Hicks to the New York Mets on Monday for cash considerations.
Hicks played in 22 games for the A’s last season, hitting .172 with three home runs. He was mostly used as a utility infielder, filling in for an injured player or pinch-hitting. The highlight of his season was on July 18, when he hit a walk-off home run to beat the Texas Rangers, which was his first career homer.
Hicks spent parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, where he had just one hit in 26 at-bats.
The native of Houston, Texas, was designated for assignment last week by the A’s in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.