Mets make their pact with Asdrubal Cabrera official
Asdrubal Cabrera passed his physical with the Mets on Friday, and the club made their deal with the free agent shortstop official, signing him to a two-year, $18.5 million contract with an option for a third year.
Cabrera, 30, hit .265 with 28 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 143 games with the Rays in 2015. In 57 games after the All-Star break last season, Cabrera hit .328 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI.
Since the start of the 2011 season, Cabrera has hit 84 home runs, fifth-most among all major league shortstops, has 260 extra-base hits, second-most among all shortstops, and has 343 RBI, third-most among major league shortstops.
His 244 extra-base hits in the American League since 2011 are the most by during that span, while his 79 home runs and 322 RBI each rank second among American League shortstops during that time.
His 84 home runs since 2011 are fourth-most among major league switch-hitters during that span as well.