Source: Todd Frazier staying close to home, signs 2-year deal with Mets

Free-agent third baseman Todd Frazier has signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

The deal, first reported by the Athletic, is pending a physical.

Todd Frazier looks like a bargain for Mets

The veteran third baseman provides enough power and value at the plate to go with solid defense, making him worth his two-year, $17 million contract .

Frazier, 31, had inked a $12 million, one-year deal with the White Sox last season. They traded him to the Yankees in late July.

Frazier, who is from New Jersey, was received warmly when he returned to the New York City area. His move to the crosstown rivals keeps him close to home.

He replaced Chase Headley at third base as the Yankees liked Frazier’s defense over Headley’s. Frazier, known for his big, effusive personality, immediately had an impact in the clubhouse; he took on a leadership role, which is unusual for a player who arrived during the season in a trade. Overall, Frazier hit .213 with 27 homers and 76 RBIs in 147 games.

Frazier began his major

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