AP source: Cespedes, Mets agree to $110M, 4-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed to a $110 million, four-year contract.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement is subject to Cespedes successfully completing a physical.
The 31-year-old Cespedes gets a full no-trade provision as part of the agreement. The deal's $27.5 million average annual value ties former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the second-highest among position players, trailing only Miguel Cabrera's $29.2 million with Detroit.
Acquired by the Mets from Detroit at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes became a free agent a year ago, agreed to a $75 million, three-year deal with the Mets and then opted out after one season and $27.5 million.