The Mets are "shopping around" Juan Lagares for a potential trade, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
The 29-year-old Lagares, who is currently playing in the Dominican Winter League, had his 2018 season end in mid-May after toe surgery.
He has one year and $9 million left on his deal, along with a $9.5 million option for 2020 that can be bought out for $500,000.
Before getting hurt last season, Lagares was hitting .339/.375/.390 in 30 games while playing his usual tremendous defense in center field.
With the Mets wanting to play Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo in the corner outfield spots and in search of a right-handed hitting outfielder with more power than Lagares has, he could be the odd-man out.
If the Mets decide to trade Nimmo or Conforto, though, it could make sense to hang on to Lagares -- especially since Yoenis Cespedes is not expected to return until at least the second half of the 2019 season.