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Third baseman Todd Frazier has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Mets, according to multiple sources.

Frazier hit well down the stretch for the Yankees last season - compiling 11 homers, 32 RBIs and a.222/.365/.423 line in 66 games.

For a team that has been criticized in years past for having a small budget, the New York Mets seem to be exploiting this odd winter market by signing not only Frazier, but bringing back Jay Bruce and adding Anthony Swarzak to the bullpen. However, he started to pick things up after he was traded to the Yankees in mid July.

The fact the Yankees didn't re-sign Frazier is somewhat surprising since they had freed up a starting spot at the hot corner by trading Chase Headley to the San Diego Padres. The Yankees are also considering going into the season with rookies Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres as the top third base options. Mike Moustakas remains available in free agency, or the team may envision Miguel Andujar making the jump to Major League Baseball full time in 2018.

He played the first five seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, before being traded to the White Sox before the 2016 campaign.


Frazier isn't exactly coming off the best season of his career.

Even if Wright is able to play this season, he will only be able to play part time. 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).

Frazier, a two-time All-Star, is surehanded at third base, and his fielding saved about 10 extra runs over an average fielder past year, according to Baseball Reference. Frazier's pact is pending a physical.

Still, his arrival will please many Mets fans who had been angered by the team's lack of spending this offseason.


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