Thursday December 24th, 2015

The New York Mets are no longer looking to re-sign All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reports Jamal Collier of

According to the report, there are no ongoing discussions between the team’s front office and Cespedes. The 30-year-old is currently seeking a 5 or 6-year deal that will take him late into his career.

Cespedes batted .287 with 17 home runs in 57 games after being traded to the Mets from the Detroit Tigers. He was vital in New York’s run to the NL East title, garnering some consideration for the NL MVP.

The Mets signed free agent leftfielder Alejandro De Aza to a one-year deal on Wednesday, a move that figures to answer the question of who will fill in for Cespedes when he inevitably leaves.

Cubs release infielder Brendan Ryan

De Aza is a career .267 hitter over his eight-season Major League career.

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