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Mets interested in Gio Urshela

The third baseman has spent time with the Twins and Angels since leaving the Yankees.

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The Mets are interested in third baseman Gio Urshela, according to Mark Sanchez of the Post. The 32-year-old is best known for the three seasons he spent with the Yankees from 2019 through 2021.

In his time in The Bronx, Urshela hit .292/.335/.480 with 41 home runs and a 118 wRC+ in 1,092 plate appearances. That was nothing short of a great success, as he had totaled just a 57 wRC+ in major league stints in Cleveland in Toronto from 2015 through 2018.

Following the 2021 season, the Yankees traded Urshela to the Twins, and he had a nice season in Minnesota in 2022. In 551 plate appearances that year, Urshela hit .285/.338/.429 with 13 home runs and a 119 wRC+.

After that season, the Twins traded Urshela to the Angels, and in 2023, he was limited to 228 plate appearances because of injury and hit .299/.329/.374 with a 92 wRC+.

With Brett Baty having struggled mightily as a major league player thus far, Ronny Mauricio out for several months with a torn ACL, and Mark Vientos not a realistic candidate for regular time at third base because of his defense, the Mets could use a steady-if-unspectacular player at the position.