The Washington Nationals have made a five-year offer to free-agent slugger Yoenis Cespedes, FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Meanwhile, the Mets remain unwilling to go past three seasons.
Sources: #Nationals’ offer to Cespedes is for five years. #Mets unwilling to go beyond three. Dollars not known.
Late Thursday, Rosenthal reported that Cespedes is torn between the Nats’ offer and his desire to stay in New York.
Cespedes, 30, hit .291/.328/.542 with 35 homers, 42 doubles and 105 RBI last season, including a .287/.337/.604 slash line with 17 homers, 14 doubles and 44 RBI in 57 games after his trade from the Detroit Tigers to the New York Mets.