Former Mets INF Todd Frazier will be heading to Texas, as Dallas News' Evan Grant reports he has agreed to terms with the Rangers. The deal, which is still pending a physical, is worth $5 million for one year, per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
Frazier was a free agent this summer after completing his two-year, $17 million contract with the Mets. Due to J.D. Davis' emergence last season and Jeff McNeil remaining consistent, bringing back Frazier in 2020 wasn't a necessity. And there's the obvious Pete Alonso presence at first base that wouldn't have Frazier shift across the offense anyway.
The Rangers, on the other hand, were in desperate need of a third baseman -- and they still may be looking elsewhere for a more permanent option at the position given Frazier's age. Nolan Arenado has been someone they've been linked with, and there were rumors of a trade for Miguel Andujar with the Yankees as well.
Frazier provides good depth if a younger option appears. If not, The soon-to-be-34-year-old still had a much better 2019 season compared to his first year with the Mets. He slashed .251/.329/.443 with 21 homers and 67 RBI. He hit only .213 over 115 games in 2018.
Frazier will be entering his 10th year in MLB, but after staying close to home the past two and a half seasons with both New York teams, he'll head to the Lone Star State to further his career.