After it became known that the Twins Y Carlos Correa reached an agreement for six years and US$200 million, the New York Mets They should think about who should be their starting third baseman in the next season. The Puerto Rican seemed destined to cover the hot corner in the ninth for Queens since his compatriot Francisco Lindor is the owner of the short stops.
However, after the fall of Correa’s contract with the Metropolitans as a result of not having successfully passed the physical exam (ankle injury), who is shaping up to be the third baseman in NY is the veteran Venezuelan infielder: edward escobar.
Escobar, just turned 34, is the current Mets player best suited to defend third base. Last year he started at that position in 130 games. Fortunately for the Mets, the La Pica native still has this year left on his contract plus a club option for 2024.
Another option the Mets could look at at third base is young Brett Baty, who in 2022 had his debut season in the majors after playing his first 11 games.
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MLB News: Who will be the starting 3B for the Mets after Carlos Correa’s contract is dropped?