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MLB: Mets to sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes will return to the New York Mets, agreeing to terms on a three-year, $75 million contract which includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out opportunity following the beginning year.

According to Jon HeymanCespedes will receive $25 million per season and could hit $27.5 million if he decides to opt-out of his contract.

New York remarkably put the icing on the cake at the trade deadline last season by acquiring Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for two minor leaguers. Cespedes was undeniably a huge X Factor during the last few months of the regular season for the New York Mets, hitting a .287/.337/.604 slash with 17 home runs and 44 RBIs in a span of 57 games.

Interesting enough, Washington was offering Cespedes a five-year contract. If he would have accepted, he would have been joining former Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy, who contracted with Washington on a three-year, $27.5 contract in late December.Instead, he preferred New York and a shorter length deal.

Stay tuned for more details.

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