The New York Mets acquired first baseman James Loney from the San Diego Padres on Saturday for cash.
Loney, 32, has spent this season in the minors, hitting .342 with two home runs and 28 runs batted in for triple-A El Paso.
The Mets lost first baseman Lucas Duda for at least four weeks because of a stress fracture in his lower back.
Loney hit .280 with four home runs, 16 doubles and 32 RBIs in 104 games with Tampa Bay last year. The Rays released him April 3 and he signed with the Padres.
General Manager Sandy Alderson says Loney might not be added to the active major league roster until Tuesday, the next time the Mets are scheduled to face a...