Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets have reached a deal to keep the slugging outfielder in New York, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is reportedly for four years and $110 million.
Cespedes, who was traded to the Mets from the Detroit Tigers at the 2015 trade deadline and carried his new the team into the World Series, hit .280 with 31 home runs and 86 RBIs last year.
He opted out of a three-year, $75 million deal and it appears that gamble will pay off for him financially.
Bringing back Cespedes’ bat will stabilize the Mets lineup, but is perhaps a sign they intend to deal fellow outfielder Jay Bruce.