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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Report: Mets, Todd Frazier agree to two-year deal

Many of the biggest MLB free agents remain unsigned, but one got a deal on Monday.

The New York Mets and Todd Frazier agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal says the deal is pending a physical.

Frazier, 31, was traded to the Yankees last season by the White Sox and indicated interest in remaining in New York. The New Jersey native had 27 home runs in 2017 but batted just .213, which likely contributed to the somewhat modest amount of money he is signing for.

Frazier was an All-Star with the Reds in 2014 and 2015 and even smacked 40 homers in 2016 with the White Sox, but his batting average has been in decline for three straight seasons, which makes him somewhat risky.

Though there has been some talk this offseason about Frazier playing other positions, he is likely to play third base for the Mets.

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