Newly-signed Mets third baseman Todd Frazier arrived at New York's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with a message: "It's baseball time."
Frazier, who last week signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets, said he was happy to return close to his New Jersey hometown and enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with a new season.
"Good to be down here in sunny Florida, meeting some new guys and talking shop," Frazier said. "It's baseball time, so it's good. That lingo coming back, meeting the new coaching staff and players, it's good."
The 31-year-old Frazier will be the team's third baseman, a move that allows the Mets to play Asdrubal Cabrera at second base and keep Amed Rosario at shortstop.
Frazier hit .213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs in 147 games with the Yankees and White Sox last season. The Mets are the fourth team he has played with since 2015, and Frazier joked it will take some time to put a name to a face.
"The first time meeting everybody, I told everybody I probably won't remember your name, so you just got to keep on rolling with it," he said. "I'll call you Big Dog the whole time, just be prepared for that."