Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is already working out with teammates at the organization's training facility at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.
The Mets and Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million deal earlier this offseason.
He told SNY on Wednesday that he's happy to finally have a multi-year deal, and he's looking forward to playing hard and no longer worrying about his future.
According to MLB insiders, "Every team is reluctant to commit to Cespedes for more than four years because they worry about his health, age and motivation after getting a long-term deal," MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone wrote in late October. "The idea that he might become complacent with a super long-term contract -- especially if the team is not winning -- appears to be a major, legit concern for every team involved."
Cespedes will earn $22.5 million in 2017, followed by $29 million in 2018, $29 million in 2019, and $29.5 million in 2020, according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman. The deal also contains a full no-trade clause, according to SNY contributor Andy Martino.