November 27, 2021
by Yasel Porto
The New York Mets reached an agreement with prominent Dominican outfielder Starling Marte on Friday night.
According to MLB Network journalist Jon Heyman, Citi Field tenants agreed for four years and a total of $ 78 million with the center fielder who ranks among the hottest free agents on the market. On the same day, the 1969 and 1986 World Series champions signed two other players. They were the cases of Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha.
Breaking: Starling Marte to Mets is done pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 27, 2021
Winner of the gold glove award in his position during this 2021, which continues now to Mars It is the usual process after signing the agreement, including the physical examination.
The agreement with the Dominican came at the right time for him after having developed one of his best campaigns of the ten he already has in the Major Leagues. During this 2021 he shared his services with the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics with an offensive line of .310 / .383 / .458, with 12 homers and 47 stolen bases. In this last line there was no other player with a better figure than him during the season in just 120 games played.
Mars has been to three All-Star Games and achieved another Golden Glove previously. The 33-year-old made his debut in 2012 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the club he has been with the longest in the MLB.
He was considered one of the best free agents among outfielders and his arrival with the Mets contributes to further strengthen a team that seems focused on reversing failed seasons after having discussed the 2015 World Series against the Kansas City Royals .
Already this Friday those of Citi Field they added Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha to the roster, with three deals that totaled $ 124.5 million in just a few hours.