Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1967: New York Mets traded Al Yates to the Boston Red Sox for Dennis Bennett.
2010: Celebrity website TMZ.com publishes a report claiming New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana was accused of sexual battery in Fort Myers, Fla. in October 2009. Police said the case was closed because of a lack of evidence. Santana read a statement addressing the situation saying:
“I will make a statement and hopefully, I will make myself clear. I’m aware of this situation. What I can tell you is that police had investigated these claims last year and I was never charged with anything and the case is closed. Unfortunately, at this time, that is all I can say.”