Reports: Nationals, Daniel Murphy agree to three-year contract
Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal confirmed the report, adding that the deal is for three years.
Murphy, 30, set postseason records this year for most home runs by a second baseman in one postseason (seven), and for the most consecutive games with a home run (six). He was named NLCS MVP, helping the Mets reach the World Series before they fell to the Kansas City Royals.
Murphy, who started his MLB career with the Mets in 2008, hit .281 with 14 home runs and 73 RBIs last regular season. The Mets also reportedly will not re-sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, meaning their third and fourth hitters in their lineup could be elsewhere next season.
The Mets won the National League East in 2015, finishing seven games ahead of the Nationals.
- Jeremy Woo