The Phillies have agreed to a three-year deal worth $60 million with free agent 1B Carlos Santana, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
The deal includes a fourth-year team option, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.
The Mets, who have been seeking a first baseman who can also play corner outfield, were among roughly 10 teams expressing interest in Santana, Heyman reported in November.
Santana, 31, earned $12 million last year for the Indians while hitting .259/.363/.455 with 23 HR, 37 doubles, and 79 RBI in 154 games. He was also worth 10 DRS at first base and was a finalist for the Gold Glove award.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this week that it was unlikely the Mets would add a player who would block Dominic Smith at first base.
"I wouldn't expect us to do something that totally eliminates Dominic as a possibility," Alderson said. "We're still very high on Dominic, some of my comments earlier in the offseason notwithstanding."
Smith hit just .198 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 49 games after making his Mets debut last August.