NEW YORK - The New York Mets traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named.
The deal was announced right after the All-Star Game ended Tuesday night.
The Mets also sent cash to Milwaukee. The Brewers are tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, helped by closer John Axford's 23 saves.
The Mets (46-45) are 11 games behind the Phillies (57-34) in the NL East, and 71/2 games behind the second-place Atlanta Braves (54-38).