The Mets have been "curious" about free agent 3B Todd Frazier, reports The Post's Joel Sherman.
Sherman adds that the Mets may even be aggressive in trying to sign the 31-year-old who split time with the White Sox and Yankees last season, noting that Frazier could allow Asdrubal Cabrera to move around the infield, and also provide insurance to 1B Dominic Smith.
"It's possible but it's not a scenario right now that I foresee," Alderson said Wednesday about acquiring a player whose presence would mean Cabrera doesn't play third base regularly. "It could change. ... we're trying to be flexible -- responding to opportunities. ... we're trying to be flexible and open-minded about it."
Frazier hit .213/.344/.428 with 27 HR and 76 RBI in 147 games last season, though his BABIP of .226 (the lowest of his career) suggests he's due for an average bump in 2018.
With the Yankees, it was Frazier's leadership and locker room presence that was praised by the team during their playoff run last season.
Frazier is seeking a multi-year deal and has stated he wants to return to New York, specifically with the Yankees. However, the Yankees don't want to lock him down at third base with top prospects on the verge of making their debuts.
"It was insane how great of an environment it was to play in New York, how spectacular the fans were and just how much fun I had," Frazier said shortly after the season. "I felt like a little kid again. It'd be great to come back to New York."
Mets GM Sandy Alderson suggested earlier this week that while Asdrubal Cabrera is versatile enough to play second base, the current plan is to have him play primarily third base.
If the Mets were to sign Frazier, that would necessitate Cabrera playing second base, unless Frazier played first base full-time.
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