New York had been searching for an outfield bat with power for their bench, and it appears that they have found their man.
Pham spent the 2022 season with the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox, hitting .236 with 17 home runs, a .312 On-Base Percentage and a .374 Slugging Percentage.
He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 and made his MLB debut late in the 2014 season.
On Twitter, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman revealed the financial terms of Pham’s new contract with the Mets.
The veteran outfielder will be earning $6 million in 2023.
Pham Mets deal: $6M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 18, 2023
Pham played parts of five seasons in St. Louis before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.
He would later spend two seasons with the San Diego Padres.
The 34-year-old will more than likely serve as the Mets’ fourth outfielder.
He could also handle designated hitter duties on occasion.
Pham brings power to an already stacked Mets offense and could prove to be a threat off the bench as a pinch hitter.
Pham can play all three outfield positions if one of the three starters were to need a day off.
They also re-signed Nimmo to an eight-year, $162 million contract.