Sport Mets agree to sign veteran 1B Adrian Gonzalez

08:12  14 january  2018
08:12  14 january  2018 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Mets agree to sign veteran 1 B Adrian Gonzalez . Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports Published 11:39 p.m. ET Jan.

Looking for a temporary fix at first base, the Mets have reached out to veteran Adrian Gonzalez , a team source confirmed Tuesday night. While Gonzalez is guaranteed the .36 million remaining on his contract paid by the Braves, any team signing him as a free agent would only be required to

Adrian Gonzalez wearing a baseball hat: Adrian Gonzalez was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves in December as part of a five-player deal, and then released.© Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports Adrian Gonzalez was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves in December as part of a five-player deal, and then released.

The New York Mets' offseason to-do list included adding a power bat.

Well, just days after signing free agent slugger Jay Bruce, the Mets also added veteran Adrian Gonzalez, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the deal.

The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.

Gonzalez, 35, was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Atlanta Braves as part of a five-man deal in December driven mainly by luxury tax considerations. After the trade, the Braves designated Gonzalez for assignment.

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The Mets have agreed to sign first baseman Adrian Gonzalez , pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reported the news via Twitter. No lose signing …paying veterans minimum for him…why not roll the dice.

Looking for a temporary fix at first base, the Mets have reached out to veteran Adrian Gonzalez , a team source confirmed Tuesday night. While Gonzalez is guaranteed the .36 million remaining on his contract paid by the Braves, any team signing him as a free agent would only be required to

A-Gone has 311 career home runs but has seen a decline over the past several seasons in his power numbers, questioning if he would retire after the season. He missed nearly half of the 2017 due to injuries, which also saw the rise of rookie Cody Bellinger. He had a slashing line of .242/.287/.355 with three home runs in 71 games and did not appear on the Dodgers postseason roster.

Gonzalez gives the Mets insurance in case rookie Dominic Smith is not ready to be the everyday starting first baseman.

The Mets get Gonzalez at the league minimum salary of $545,000 in 2018. The Braves are responsible for the $21.5 million owed to him for the 2018 season under his previous contract.

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