According to a report from Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is headed back to the New York Mets on a four-year, $110 million deal. The deal reportedly involves a full no-trade clause and ties the AAV ever for a free-agent position player.
Following the 2016 season, Cespedes opted out of a three-year deal worth $75 million with the Mets in order to cash in on one more big free agent contract. It sounds like he got his wish and will get to return to the team he wanted to play with all along.
Last season, Cespedes hit .280 with a .354 OBP and launched 31 home runs while driving in 86 runs despite only appearing in 132 games due to various injuries. Re-signing the Cuban star was a priority for the Mets this offseason as the team finished tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the fifth-lowest runs scored in MLB in 2016 at 671. Cespedes led New York in home runs, RBIs, OBP, slugging, and OPS.