The Mets signed former Athletics centerfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal in accordance to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
The Mets, who had been ready on a bodily earlier than signing Marte, beat out the likes of the Phillies, Astros, Giants, Yankees and Marlins, who had been all concerned with signing the centerfielder.
Marte, 33, frolicked with three totally different groups—the Diamondbacks, the Marlins and the Athletics—via 2020-21. In January 2020, Marte was traded to Arizona earlier than being traded once more seven months later to Miami.
As well as to signing a veteran centerfielder in Marte on Friday, the Mets made a number of extra key additions on Friday. New York and former A’s outfielder and first baseman Mark Canha agreed to a two-year deal, $26.5 million deal, in accordance to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The Mets additionally signed former Brewers first and third baseman Eduardo Escobar to a two yr deal price $20 million, according to Heyman. Escobar recorded 28 house runs, 90 RBI in 146 video games final season final season between his time with the Diamondbacks and the Brewers.
The Mets locked in a complete of $124.5 million on Friday with the signing of Marte, Canha and Escobar.
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