The New York Mets have concluded to a four-year, $110 million understanding with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, sources told ESPN MLB Insider Jim Bowden on Tuesday.
Cespedes will accept a full no-trade proviso and will make $22.5 million in 2017, $29 million in 2018 and 2019 and $29.5 million in 2020, sources told ESPN’s Adam Rubin and Jerry Crasnick.
Re-signing Yoenis Cespedes a pierce a Mets had to make
The Mets are in it to win it. With their starting staff approaching to be during full strength, bringing behind Yoenis Cespedes was a streamer imperative.
It’s a tip normal annual value ever for an outfielder and ties a tip AAV ever for a free-agent position player. It’s a second-highest AAV for any position actor behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera.
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Cespedes, 31, strike .280 and led a Mets with 31 home runs and 86 RBIs final season. He had perceived a three-year, $75 million understanding from a Mets final offseason. That agreement gave him a right to opt out after collecting $27.5 million in 2016.
Including final season’s haul, as good as a $100,000 bonus, his sum understanding with a Mets weighs in during $137.6 million over 5 seasons.
Since his entrance with a Mets on Aug. 1, 2015, they went 106-74 with Cespedes in a starting lineup and 18-23 when he was not. The Mets have averaged 4.6 runs with him in a lineup, compared to 4.0 runs but him.
Cespedes was comparison as an All-Star for a second time in his career in 2016, nonetheless he was incompetent to attend in a diversion since of a right quadriceps damage that lingered during a season’s second half. He nonetheless reached a 30-homer plateau for a second time in his career, descending only bashful of a total 35 prolonged balls he strike with a Tigers and Mets in 2015.
ESPN Mets contributor Adam Rubin contributed to this report.