MLB Rumors: Joe Panik Expected to Sign With Mets If He Clears Waivers

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 reportedly is set to join the New York Mets if he clears waivers Friday, Jon Heyman reported. 

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.

[RELATED: Panik's Giants career had number of memorable moments]

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.

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