The Mets, notorious for their conservative approach when it comes to long-term contracts, reportedly reached terms on a multi-year deal with Juan Lagares through 2019 for $23 million.
Lagares won the Gold Glove in center field in 2014 where he was credited for saving 28 runs. Offensively, he hit .281 with four homers and 47 RBI.
Earlier this week, the Mets were reportedly considering an extension with Lucas Duda.
Gee had a good spring with a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 innings.
EXTRA INNINGS: Daniel Murphy (pulled hamstring) played five innings in a minor league game and the Mets insist Opening Day remains a possibility. Murphy will continue playing minor league games for the rest of the week. … Colon gave up three runs in five innings in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis. Matt Reynolds drove in three runs for the Mets. … Vic Black faced three hitters in a minor league game and is scheduled to pitch next Saturday. … Harvey will start against the Cardinals Thursday in Jupiter.