It took an extra day, but it appears the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets have completed their blockbuster.
The Mariners and Mets have agreed to a trade, pending physicals, that will send closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano to New York, FanCred's Jon Heyman reported Saturday.
Seattle will send $20 million to the Mets in addition to Diaz and Cano, while New York will ship Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista, Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn in a return package.
The Mets are netting one of the best closers in baseball in Diaz, who led the majors with 57 saves last season. The 24-year-old was drawing interest from several teams, including the Boston Red Sox, who now must decide whether to re-sign Craig Kimbrel in free agency or look elsewhere on the market.
New York's acquisition of Diaz comes at a cost, however, as it will be responsible for the final five years of Cano's massive contract.
Full deal is Diaz, Cano and $20M to #Mets for Bruce, Swarzak, Kelenic, Dunn and Bautista. Mets will pay Cano 5 yrs $63M once subtract how much owe Bruce/Swarzak plus $20M— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 2, 2018
The former New York Yankees star missed 82 games last season due to injuries and a lengthy suspension but still hit .303 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs.
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