The New York Mets were busy on Black Friday. They are taking a top outfielder off the free agent market.

The Mets will be signing outfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million deal.

The 33-year-old is coming off a season with the Oakland A’s and Miami Marlins, hitting .310 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 120 games.

Earlier in the day, the Mets had signed Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha, but new general manager Billy Eppler continued to work to add significant talent to the Mets team that was in need of improving.

Marte will likely be the starting center fielder for the Mets, as they are coming off using Kevin Pillar and Brandon Nimmo in center field in 2021.


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