After a two-season local stint with the New York Mets, preceded by a half-season with the Yankees, Toms River’s Todd Frazier looks to bringing his services to the Lone Star State.
The Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday that the former All Star third baseman, who became a free agent after the 2019 Mets campaign ended without a playoff berth, has agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers that comes with a $3.5 million salary for 2020 with a $5.75 million club option for 2021, alongside a $1.5 million buyout option.
“Third base is a glaring need for the Rangers,” wrote Dallas Morning News reporter Evan Grant, who broke the story.
Adam J. Morris, a writer for Lone Star Baseball, said he’s long thought Frazier could be a good fit for the Rangers, who need an influx of right-handed bats in the lineup.
“He’s a nice, cheap, low-risk pickup,” Morris wrote.
Frazier continues to reside in his hometown of Toms River, where he successfully petitioned the local zoning board to allow him to build a sports-oriented addition on his home in North Dover earlier this year.