Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Mets sign Todd Frazier to a two-year deal

Mets sign Todd Frazier to a two-year deal

The best bet on the Mets now is that they're pretty much done making big moves this offseason.

Free-agent third baseman Todd Frazier has signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

The Athletic was the first to report the free agency signing.

Frazier, who turns 32 next week, was traded from the White Sox to the Yankees last summer and the Yanks were reportedly interested in bringing him back but are hesitant to go over the luxury tax threshold.

Numerous biggest Major League Baseball free agents remain unsigned, but one got a deal on Monday.

He replaced Chase Headley at third base as the Yankees liked Frazier's defense over Headley's.

He hit.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI past year, a season where he was traded near the deadline from the White Sox to the Yankees. Should he continue to be patient at the plate and get a little more luck in 2018, his average should climb closer to his career mark (.245). During the Yankees' postseason run to the ACLS, Frazier hit.186 with one home run and five runs batted in.

That's not to say Frazier is sitting in a similarly precarious position but that his addition may not make the same kind of impact to New York's offense it might have two or three years ago.

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