New York is sending minor league second baseman Hector Rodriguez and righty Jose Acuna to Cincinnati to complete the deal, sources said.
The 31-year-old Naquin gives the NL East-leading Mets a veteran outfielder and left-handed bat. He’s played mostly right field this season in Cincinnati but has experience in all three outfield spots.
Naquin is hitting .246 this season, and slugged his seventh home run earlier Thursday, a solo shot in a 7-6 loss to the Miami Marlins.
He spent his first five seasons in Cleveland before signing with Cincy as a free agent last year. =