Alejandro De Aza's one-year deal with the Mets is worth $5.75 million, according to Ken Rosenthal. De Aza is eligible to make an additional $1.25 million in incentives, which could bring the total value of the deal up to $7 million.
The 31-year-old outfielder is expected to be the left-handed bat in a center field platoon, with Juan Lagares acting as the right-handed hitter. For his career, De Aza has hit .274/.338/.418 against right-handed pitching and just .239/.302/.354 against lefties. De Aza was even better against righties in 2015, hitting .278/.351/.448 in 314 plate appearances. He was mostly shielded from lefties, but in 51 plate appearances against them, he hit an ugly .159/.222/.250.
De Aza played for the Orioles, Red Sox, and Giants last season, accruing 1.2 fWAR and a .755 OPS over 365 plate appearances. He appeared in only one game in center field last season and is not generally regarded as a first-rate defender at the position.