Starling Marte reaches $ 78 million deal with Mets

Starling Mars and the New York Mets completed a contract on Tuesday night for four years, $ 78 million.

The team also completed an agreement with Mark Canha, another free agent outfielder. Canha earned $ 26.5 million for two years with an option for the team for 2024.

Assets Mets also reached agreements -that depend on physical evidence- with others two free agents: star starter Max Scherzer ($ 130 million for three years) and All Star infielder Eduardo Escobar.

Mars, 33, played for Miami and Oakland this season, and hit .310 percent with 12 homers, 55 RBIs and led the majors with 47 base steals in 120 games played.

The speedy center fielder will earn $ 14.5 million next season and $ 19.5 million in each of the next three. Obtains a $ 5 million signing bonus, payable in installments of $ 2.5 million on January 31 of the next two years.

“Starling has stellar talent in a premier position,” new team manager Billy Eppler said in a statement. “His play in the outfield makes the team stronger to prevent runs down the middle. and their ability to run the bases is top notch, which they do in a perfect mix. He has a winning attitude and will be of great help within the club. “

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