"Outfielder Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets are in agreement on an eight-year, $162 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN," Passan tweeted. "The Mets keep their center fielder and the biggest payroll in baseball only gets bigger."
The Mets added to the league's highest payroll with the Nimmo deal, having previously re-signed closer Edwin Díaz to a nine-figure deal, as well as signing AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander to a two-year, $86 million contract, during the ongoing offseason free agency period.
Minutes later, Passan reported that the Mets had also reached an agreement with reliever David Robertson on a one-year, $10 million contract, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Nimmo has spent his entire professional baseball career with the Mets, having been selected by the franchise in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft and making his Major League Baseball debut in 2016.
The Wyoming native has a .269 career average with 63 home runs and 213 RBIs, which includes hitting for a .274 average, 16 home runs and 64 RBI s in 2022.