It didn't take long for Joe Panik to find a new home.
The Giants designated the second baseman for assignment Tuesday after acquiring Scooter Gennett at the MLB trade deadline.
Panik appears to have found a nice landing spot, though, as he is set to join the New York Mets if he clears waivers Friday, Jon Heyman reported.
Mets expected to sign Panik— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 9, 2019
Mets expected Panik signing presumes he clears waivers at 1 of course— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 9, 2019
The Mets later confirmed the move.
The Mets have caught fire of late, winning 14 of 16 games to pull within a half-game of the second NL wild-card spot.
Panik fills a clear need for the Mets following Robinson Cano's potentially season-ending hamstring injury.
The veteran second baseman grew up in Yonkers, New York and attended St. John's University.
This season with the Giants, Panik hit .235 with three home runs and 27 RBI.