Report: Mets to meet again with Ben Zobrist’s representatives this week
After meeting with free agent super utility man Ben Zobrist on Wednesday, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that the Mets will meet again with Zobrist’s representatives this week. Carig adds that the Mets are among six teams still in the mix.
Zobrist, 34, hit a combined .276/.359/.450 with 13 home runs, 56 RBI, and 76 runs scored in 535 plate appearances between the Athletics and the Royals last season. The A’s sent him to Kansas City ahead of the trade deadline in July, getting Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea in return.
In other free agency news, ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that Mets assistant GM John Ricco said the club is “unlikely” to re-sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.