is headed to his third National League East team of 2018.The New York Mets traded Bautista to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.The Phillies designated pitcherMark Leiter Jr. for assignment to clear room for Bautista on the 40-man roster.This trade comes one day after Philadelphiaclaimedthe veteran outfielder off revocable waivers.Even with Yoenis Cespedes out for the season because of aheel injury Jose Iglesias Jersey , New York was facing a logjam in the outfield. Michael Conforto, 25, is viewed as a cornerstone. With three-time All-Star Jay Bruce (hip) returning from the disabled list this past weekend and Brandon Nimmo (finger) set to be activated on Tuesday, Bautista became expendable.Bautistasigneda minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves in April before beingreleasedin May after hitting just .143 with two home runs and five RBI in 12 games.The six-time All-Star was subsequentlysignedby the Mets, who were in need of right-handed power with Cespedes and two-time All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier on the DL.While his average (.204) hovered around the Mendoza Line in New York, the 37-year-old's bat did show some signs of life. He hit nine home runs, 13 doubles and 37 RBI with a .351 on-base percentage in 83 games.His average has dropped in each of the past two months, and he hit just .157 in 24 August appearances.He does have a .713 OPS over the last 14 games Denny McLain Jersey , though.Bautista is 4-for-14 with one home run, one double, 7 RBI, three walks and a hit by a pitch in four games at Citizens Bank Park this season. He is a career .219 hitter in 22 games in Philadelphia.This marks the second deal of the two NL East rivals this season. The Philliesacquiredinfielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets in exchange for minor league right-handerFranklyn Kilome ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.Philadelphia (70-61) is 3.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the division and 2.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the wild-card race. Chicago White Sox (29-33, third in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (20-43, fifth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 2:15 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (8-1 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , 2.54 ERA, .95 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) Royals: Brad Keller (3-7, 4.50 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)Article continues below ...LINE: White Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the game as losers of their last three games.The Royals are 8-13 against the rest of their division. The Kansas City pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.31. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.50 ERA.The White Sox are 16-14 against the rest of their division. Chicago has hit 69 home runs as a team this season. Jose Abreu leads the club with 16, averaging one every 15.2 at-bats.TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Soler leads the Royals with 16 home runs and is batting .239. Cheslor Cuthbert is 10-for-28 with three home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Kansas City.Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 68 hits and is batting .285. Abreu is 8-for-39 with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.LAST 10 GAMES: Royals: 2-8 Kirk Gibson Jersey , .253 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 25 runsWhite Sox: 6-4, .280 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored opponents by five runsRoyals Injuries: Trevor Oaks: 60-day IL (hip), Jesse Hahn: 60-day IL (elbow), Danny Duffy: day-to-day (leg) http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , Lucas Duda: 10-day IL (lumbar strain), Hunter Dozier: 10-day IL (chest), Salvador Perez: 60-day IL (elbow).White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (elbow), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip).