Cespedes to stay with Mets: reports

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 23, 2016 3:00 AM

(Reuters) - The New York Mets have reached an agreement on a new contract with slugger Yoenis Cespedes, according to multiple reports including Major League Baseball’s website on Friday.

The new deal is reported to be a three-year contract worth $75 million and will have an opt out clause after the first season.

Cespedes was a coveted free agent after a career year that saw him hit .291 with 35 home runs and 105 RBIs.

The 30-year-old outfielder started the year with the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Mets in July.

He helped New York reach the World Series, where they lost to the Kansas City Royals.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)