AP source: Cespedes, Mets reach $75 million, 3-year deal
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes hits before Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals in New York. A person familiar with the deal says free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have reached agreement on a three-year deal for $75 million, Friday, Jan 22, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets.
A person familiar with the deal says the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday to a three-year contract for $75 million.
The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of the contract after just one season and make it worth $27.5 million. Cespedes also got a full no-trade clause.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a physical.
Cespedes was traded from Detroit to New York last July and became an instant hit in his new home. He launched 17 home runs in 57 games, powering the Mets to their first World Series appearance since 2000. Kansas City won in five games.