Todd Frazier staying close to home, signs 2-year deal with Mets

Mets can’t hide Todd Frazier excitement ‘He’s a perfect fit

The New York Mets are reportedly set to add a much-needed power bat to the lineup with spring training on the horizon.

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Frazier is signing with the Mets for two years and $17 million, ending speculation on where he would end up. He also helped the Bombers come within one win of reaching the World Series and invented the team's trademark thumbs-down gesture that began in response to a Mets fan.

Frazier hit 27 home runs a year ago, while driving in 76 RBI between the White Sox and Yankees with an OBP of.344. Bruce and Frazier combined for 63 homers last season.

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Frazier won the Home Run Derby in 2015. He has 175 home runs over six-plus seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.

A steady player on defense during his entire career, Frazier has played in the All-Star Game twice and will be 32 next week.

The move likely means an opening day infield for the Mets consisting of Adrian Gonzalez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Amed Rosario and Frazier. Last season's Yankees and White Sox third baseman is moving boroughs to join the Mets for the 2018 season. Mike Moustakas remains available in free agency, or the team may envision Miguel Andujar making the jump to Major League Baseball full time in 2018.

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