The New York Mets may have missed out on Carlos Correa, but that doesn’t mean they’re done searching for ways to improve their team for 2023.
The Mets were supposedly in on veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
However, the 36-year-old chose to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates for one year and $5 million.
But there are still plenty of outfielders that have yet to be signed.
According to Jon Heyman, the Mets have shifted their focus to veteran outfielder Tommy Pham as they weigh their options for adding a fourth outfielder to their mix.
Trey Mancini, Tyler Naquin, Jurickson Profar, and Adam Duvall are also available.
With McCutchen off board Mets are now considering Tommy Pham for 4th OF, among others. Still free: Mancini, Duvall, Profar, Naquin
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 13, 2023
Pham would be an interesting fit for the Mets.
He would give them a little extra power off the bench and could split time with both Darin Ruf and Daniel Vogelbach.
The 34-year-old spent the 2022 season with the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox.
The Las Vegas native was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006.
He made his debut with the team in 2014 and emerged as a power threat in their lineup a few years later.
Pham was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the deadline in 2018 in exchange for lefty Genesis Cabrera.
He has also spent time with the San Diego Padres.
The veteran outfielder hit .236 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI in 2022.
For his career, he owns a .259 average and a WAR of 16.4.
Pham could be an interesting fit in New York and could also potentially serve as a designated hitter if the Mets need his bat in the lineup.NEXT: Mets Reportedly Still In On 2 Veteran Free Agents