Free agent INF Zack Cozart has agreed to a three-year deal with the Angels, the team announced on Friday.
Cozart, who is expected to play third base for the Angels, will earn $38 million during his three-year deal, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The Mets were considering making a run at Cozart to play second base, though that possibility was a "long shot", Marc Carig of Newsday reported on Thursday.
Cozart, 32, has played shortstop his entire career for the Reds and enjoyed a successful 2017 in which he set career highs in many categories. Cozart, who made his first All-Star game, hit .297/.385/.548 with 24 HR and 63 RBI.
Cozart's agent had discussed the possibility of his client playing second and third base when meeting with interested clubs, MLB sources told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone earlier this week.
The Mets, who have been searching for a second baseman, have reportedly had serious talks with the Indians regarding Jason Kipnis.