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Mets have reached out to Ben Zobrist's agent

The 35-year-old is expected to be courted by many MLB teams.

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The Mets have reached out to Ben Zobrist's agent, according to Ken Davidoff. The 34-year-old is coming off another strong season, helping the Kansas City Royals win the World Series. Between his time with Oakland and Kansas City, Zobrist hit 13 homers and had an .809 OPS.

With Daniel Murphy a free agent, the Mets have a need to fill at second base, which is one of the positions Zobrist has played in his major league career. From the Mets' perspective, there are other options at second. They could move Wilmer Flores to second and keep Ruben Tejada at shortstop, or 21-year-old Dilson Herrera could get a chance to play the position every day. Matt Reynolds could also be in the mix if the Mets move on from Tejada.

Over the course of his career, Zobrist has hit .265/.355/.431 and played first base, second base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions. He has primarily spent his time in the field at second base and in the corner outfield spots.