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Mets bringing on Adrian Gonzalez, sources say

Mets bringing on Adrian Gonzalez, sources say

The Mets signed free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Saturday evening, per a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.

The result was the deal that sent Gonzalez, right-hander Brandon McCarthy, infielder Charlie Culberson, left-hander Scott Kazmir and cash to the Braves in exchange for outfielder Matt Kemp. The Mets are expected to officially confirm the deal pending the completion of a physical.

On Dec. 16, Gonzalez was traded by the Dodger to the Braves in a five-player deal that helped the Dodgers work toward getting under the 2018 luxury tax threshold.

This is a low-risk signing for the Mets, who only have to pay Gonzalez $545,000, the Major League minimum. When he returned from his injury, NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger had taken over at first base. According to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, the club may have some lingering reservations about Smith, who sunk to sub-Mendoza Line levels of production in his debut last season and would likely benefit from another go-round in Triple-A Las Vegas. He hadn't experienced a stretch that poor since his first two Major League Baseball seasons when he came up as a member of the Texas Rangers. He is a career.288 batter with 311 home runs, including.242 with only three home runs in 2017. He was then traded to the Red Sox and spent two years in Boston before he was traded to Los Angeles in 2012.

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The Mets are adding some insurance at first base.

Gonzalez gives the Mets a veteran presence at first base, where Lucas Duda and Dominic Smith mainly patrolled last season. In 49 games, the 22-year-old Smith batted just.198 with nine home runs and 26 RBI.

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