New York Mets reportedly reach deal with OF Albert Almora

Outfielder Albert Almora has agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, according to multiple reports.

Almora, 26, plays primarily center field and is likely to platoon with current Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo.

Almora became a free agent when the Chicago Cubs failed to offer a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline.

He hit .167 with one RBI in 30 at-bats during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, down from a .236 average, a career-best 12 homers and 32 RBIs in 2019.

News of Almora's agreement with the Mets was first reported by The Athletic.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.