Two-time All-Star Wilson Ramos will return to the National League East in 2019 — as a member of the New York Mets.
The free agent catcher agreed to a two-year, $19 million contract with the Mets on Sunday, according to several media reports. The agreement is pending a physical.
The deal was first reported by Daniel Alvarez Montes, who also says the club plans to have an introductory press conference on Tuesday.
Ramos hit .306 last season with 15 home runs and 70 RBI for the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. He previously played seven seasons with the Washington Nationals after breaking into the majors with the Minnesota Twins.
Ramos is one of the top catchers on this year's free-agent market, and the Mets have made it clear it was an area they wanted to improve this offseason.
The Mets were previously linked to trade talks with the Miami Marlins involving J.T. Realmuto. However, a reported three-way deal with the New York Yankees never materialized.
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