Reports: Mets Sign Jonathan Villar

Reports on Tuesday say the Mets have signed infielder Jonathan Villar to a one-year deal. This is a very good signing.

Villar is expected to fill a super-utility role. He is primarily a second baseman and shortstop, but he also has experience at third, as well as a little outfield. Villar had a disappointing COVID season split between the Marlins and Blue Jays, but in 2019 he hit 24 home runs and had 40 stolen bases. He stole 62 in 2016, so he could provide a spark on the basepaths as a pinch runner late in games.

The Mets will reportedly pay Villar $3.55 million, so not a budget-buster. Still plenty of room for one ore big move that may or not be coming.

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