The Giants agreed to send outfielder Andres Torres and pitcher Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Angel Pagan.
The deal, which came late Tuesday at the winter meetings, is contingent on all players passing physicals.
Pagan, who made $3.5 million last season and is arbitration eligible, had 10 errors for the Mets last season, the second most among National League outfielders. The 30-year-old Pagan hit .262 with seven home runs, 56 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 123 games last season. His breakout season came in 2010 when he hit .290 with 11 homers and 69 RBIs.
“We’re going to miss Angel. Played great here,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “But again, our target was to rebuild the bullpen and he was a piece that they wanted badly.”
Pagan was a frequent fill-in for mentor Carlos Beltran in recent seasons until taking over the everyday job in center this year. Beltran shifted to right in spring training before he was traded to the Giants in late July.
Torres, who turns 34 next month, batted .221 with four homers and 19 RBIs, down considerably from the Giants’ World Series championship year of 2010, when he hit .268 with 16 homers and 63 RBIs. He is not eligible for free agency until after the 2013 season.
“Speed guy, can give us the leadoff spot and a quality defender,” Collins said.
Ramirez, a 30-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 2.62 ERA this year. He held right-handed hitters to a .203 average and lefties to a .240 mark.