Outfielder Harrison Bader to New York Mets for $10.5 Million a Year

Outfielder Harrison Bader (29) is heading to New York.

Local media, including “MLB.com ,” quoted sources on the 5th (Korea Standard Time) that Bader agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million (13.776 billion won) contract with the New York Mets.

Bader appeared in 635 games in seven seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2017-22), New York Yankees (2022-23) and Cincinnati Reds (2023), batting .243 with a .310 on-base percentage.

He played center field in 548 of the 594 games he played as an outfielder. He won the gold glove in the 2021 season.

From 2018 to 2023, he recorded +66 Out of Above Average. It is the highest number among outfielders in the same period.

Last season, he played 98 games with the Yankees and Cincinnati, recording a batting average of 0.232 on-base percentage of 0.274 with a slugging percentage of 0.3487 home runs and 40 RBIs.

The Mets had Jeff McNeil in left field, Brandon Nimmo in center field, Starling Marte in right field, and DJ Stewart as a backup outfielder, so there was no need to reinforce the outfield.

However, some variables occurred. As Ronnie Mauricio, who had been expected to serve as the starting third baseman, exited due to knee injury, McNeil moved to second base due to a series of moves.

On top of that, Marte, 35, has also been suffering from lower body injuries, so preparations were needed.

Bader is from Bronxville, New York and graduated from high school in the Bronx.

New teammate Pete Alonso played with the university of Florida for two years from 2014. He also played in the 2015 College World Series. 마카오토토도메인

Alonso welcomed Vader’s signing by posting a photo of him playing together in college on his Instagram.

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