Mets reportedly agree to deal with slugging 3B Todd Frazier

The New York Mets found their new third baseman, and they didn't need to look too far.

Free agent Todd Frazier, a former New York Yankees slugger, agreed to a two-year, $17 million contract with the Mets on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, who first broke the news, reported the deal is pending a team physical.

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12 March 2011: Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds makes a catch in right field during Big League Weekend at Cashman Field Las Vegas, Nv***Editorial Usage Only*** (Photo by Matt Bolt/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 8: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park on August 8, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rockies won 10-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 26: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds fields a ground ball and throws to first base against the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park on August 26, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds poses for a portrait during a photo day at Goodyear Ballpark on February 25, 2012 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 20: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds waves to fans during a MLB baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 20, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Reds 12-5. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 4: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds fields a ground ball and throws to first base against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park on June 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 16: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 16, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 5, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Reds 6-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 07: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds poses for a portrait prior to the interleague game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 4: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates his solo home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Great American Ball Park on June 4, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 12: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on June 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Capella/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Todd Frazier #22 of the Cincinnati Reds bats against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Reds 7-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
28 JUN 2014: Cincinnati Reds Todd Frazier can't contain his excitement for a Reds rally late in a Major League Baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. (Photo by Tommy LaPorte/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 18, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Reds 4-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees poses with National League All-Star Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds during the team photos prior to the 85th MLB All-Star at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Taylor Baucom/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 9: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds makes a play at third base in the second inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on September 9, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 20: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds waits on deck to bat against the Miami Marlins during the game at Great American Ball Park on June 20, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Marlins defeated the Reds 5-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds, during the New York Mets Vs Cincinnati Reds MLB regular season baseball game at Citi Field, Queens, New York. USA. 28th June 2015. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: National League All-Star Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with the trophy after winning the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders at the Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 27: Todd Frazier #21of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait during photo day on February 27, 2015 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 25: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox throws out the baserunner in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 25, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 10: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates a run against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 10, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - June 01: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the Chicago White Sox Vs New York Mets regular season MLB game at Citi Field on June 01, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 11: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox bats during the 2016 T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Petco Park on Monday, July 11, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by LG Patterson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox looks at the crowd after sliding safely into third base against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs won 8-1. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25, 2016: Thirdbaseman Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox runs toward third base during a game against the Cleveland Indians on September 25, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Chicago won 3-0. (Photo by: Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 31: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox takes a picture with a fan before an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on March 31, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - APRIL 23: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox signals to request a replay after sliding into second base against the Cleveland Indians on April 23, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19: First base coach Tony Pena #56 of the New York Yankees greets Todd Frazier #29 in the dugout during the game against the Minnesota Twins on July 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Yankees 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees warms up at third base during the game against the Minnesota Twins on July 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Yankees 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds on July 26, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees stands on defense during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, July, 25, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos)
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Frazier, who turns 32 next week, has hit 175 home runs over his seven major league seasons. While he doesn't hit for a high average (the career .245 hitter batted a career-low .213 last season), he provides big power and strong defense at the hot corner. Frazier has hit at least 27 homers in each of the past four seasons.

The veteran third baseman played his first five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (2011-15), making a pair of All-Star teams his last two seasons.

Frazier was shipped in a three-team trade in December 2015 to the White Sox, and he belted a career-high 40 homers for Chicago in 2016. The rebuilding White Sox dealt Frazier near last summer's trade deadline to the Yankees, whom he helped to an American League wild-card berth.

For the Mets, the addition seemingly allows the team to move Asdrubal Cabrera back to second base and helps provide right-handed power protection to complement another Mets free agent acquisition this winter, outfielder Jay Bruce -- Frazier's Reds teammate from 2011-15.

Even before joining the Yankees, Frazier was at home in the New York area. The Tom River, N.J., native led his hometown team to the 1998 Little League World Series championship.

--Field Level Media

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