According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish, the Mets have signed free agent Asdrubal Cabrera to a two-year contract with a club option for 2018. Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio says the deal is worth $8.25 million per year with a $2 million buyout on the option. So that’s an $18.5 million guarantee.
Cabrera posted a decent .744 OPS with 15 home runs in 143 games this past season as the Rays’ primary shortstop. He’s not a very good defender at this point in his career, but the 30-year-old will presumably play all around the infield with the Mets.