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MLB Rumors: Mets finalize massive trade for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano

MLB Rumors: Mets finalize massive trade for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano

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.

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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Report: Mariners-Mets trade sending Diaz, Cano to NY to be done Friday

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Report: Mariners-Mets trade sending Diaz, Cano to NY to be done Friday

The trade rumored all week that would send Mariners closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano from the Mariners to the Mets is expected to be done Friday, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.

The Red Sox were rumored to be interested in Diaz to fill their now-vacant closer's spot, with Craig Kimbrel having turned down their one-year, $17 million-plus qualifying offer earlier this month. 

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