According to Ken Rosenthal, though, the Mets are still in the running for another corner outfield bat.
The #Mets, after reaching agreement with OF Chris Young, remain in the mix for another right-handed hitting outfielder, Nelson Cruz.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 22, 2013
Cruz was suspended 50 games last season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, but what is a warning sign for some is a buy-low opportunity for others. The 33-year-old right fielder is not a good defensive player by any means, but he's been a consistent slugger throughout his tenure with the Rangers. Last season, Cruz hit .266/.327/.506 in 413 at-bats, and he's slugged at least .500 with an OPS over .800 in four of the last five seasons. For more on Cruz, check out our free agent profile of him.