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New York and Philadelphia Swap Outfielders

December 14, 1995

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets swapped minor league outfielders Thursday, with Phil Geisler going to the Mets and Ricky Otero going to the Phillies.

Geisler, who has been assigned to the Mets’ Class AAA Norfolk affiliate, was the Phillies’ ninth pick in the 1991 June draft.

He spent most of the season with Philadelphia’s Class AA Reading farm team, hitting .232 in 76 games with two homers and 35 RBIs. In 20 more games at Class AAA Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Geisler, 26, hit .186.

Otero, who has been assigned to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, is a 23-year-old switch-hitter who started last season with Mets before being sent to Norfolk on May 28.

He went back and forth between Norfolk and New York for most of last season. In 35 games with the Mets, including eight starts, he hit .135 with two doubles and two steals. With Norfolk, Otero hit .268 in 72 games.

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