The New York Mets may have lost out on Carlos Correa.
But that didn’t mean they were done looking for ways to add to their club for 2023.
For some time, they have been searching for a fourth outfielder.
On Wednesday, they found their guy.
The team had been in contact with veteran outfielder Tommy Pham, but this morning, they added him to their mix, according to Andy Martino of SNY.
The financial terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed, but it appears that the 34-year-old is headed to The Big Apple.
The deal is still pending a physical.
Actually, the Mets have agreed to terms with Pham, pending physical, per source. https://t.co/TPCjxyQsW4
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 18, 2023
The Mets have found a key veteran bat and added him to their outfield mix.
Their starting outfield obviously consists of Mark Canha, Brandon Nimmo, and Starling Marte.
Pham could potentially serve as a designated hitter for New York.
The veteran outfielder hit just .236 during the regular season, but still managed to pop 17 home runs and post On-Base and Slugging Percentages of .312 and .374, respectively.
The 34-year-old was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 and made his debut with the team in 2014.
He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the deadline in 2018.
He spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons with the San Diego Padres before splitting time between the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox in 2022.
New York won 101 games in 2022 and secured their first postseason berth since 2016.
However, they were on the wrong end of an upset in the Wild Card Series, as the Padres advanced past them and rode that momentum to the NLCS.