Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets have reportedly signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract extension.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting the deal, citing an unnamed major league source, adding the deal will be official after a Thursday physical. Also according to the report, the deal is worth $23 million, covers his remaining four years of arbitration eligibility and has a team option of $9.5 million for his first year of free agency in 2020.
Lagares, entering his third season in the league, hit .281 with four homers and 47 RBI last season, earning a Gold Glove for his efforts in center field.
Lagares, 26, is a career .262 hitter with eight homers and 81 RBI in 237 games with the Mets.