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Mets reach agreement with outfielder Albert Almora Jr.

Jul 5, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, United States; Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. (5) catches a ball prior to a sim game at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with free-agent center fielder Albert Almora Jr., multiple media outlets reported on Sunday morning.

The deal reportedly is pending a physical for Almora, who will be the second outfielder of the Chicago Cubs to leave the team this offseason. Kyle Schwarber signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals last month.

Known for his defensive play, Almora likely will serve as a complement to right-handed batting Brandon Nimmo with the Mets.

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Almora, 26, batted just .167 with one RBI in 28 games last season. He had a career-high 12 homers to go along with 32 RBIs in 130 games in 2019.

Almora is a career .271 hitter with 28 homers and 134 RBIs in 489 career games with the Cubs. He was selected by Chicago with the sixth overall pick of the 2012 draft.

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–Field Level Media