Mets Bolster Outfield Depth With Latest Free-Agent Signing

Adam Taylor McKillop
The New York Mets bolstered their outfield depth with a recent free-agent signing.
The New York Mets bolstered their outfield depth with a recent free-agent signing. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Now that the dust has settled on the New York Mets' failed negotiations with superstar shortstop Carlos Correa, the franchise has begun turning its attention back to rounding out the final pieces of its 2023 roster. That includes the need for additional outfield depth, which the Mets addressed on Wednesday with a solid free-agent signing.

According to MLB insider Andy Martino, the New York has reached a deal with veteran outfielder Tommy Pham.

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Insider Jon Heyman later revealed the reported value of Pham's deal, which is for one year and $6 million.

Pham gives the Mets the fourth outfielder they've been searching for. He's primarily a left fielder but has played all three outfield spots before, making him a quality backup for Brandon Nimmo, Starling Marte and Mark Canha. This move also allows Jeff McNeil to focus his defensive efforts at second base rather than splitting time in the outfield.

New York will be the sixth team Pham has played for throughout his MLB career. A nine-year MLB veteran, Pham joins the Mets with a career slash line of .259/.354/.433 while averaging 21 home runs, 67 RBIs and 18 stolen bases per 162 games played.

After a wild offseason, New York now holds +750 odds (fourth-best) to win the 2023 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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