The Mets are "kicking the tires" on free agent outfielder Cody Ross, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. It's unlikely the Mets would make a commitment of more than two years to any free agent, including Ross, according to Puma.
The Phillies, Braves, Mariners, Red Sox, Yankees, and Orioles have all been linked to Ross so far this offseason. Earlier in the offseason it was reported that the SFX client has an asking price of $25MM over three years.
Ross, 31, posted a .267/.326/.481 batting line in 528 plate appearances for the Red Sox this past season. He contributed 22 home runs and 34 doubles while playing all three outfield positions and earning $3MM. He ranked 22nd on MLBTR’s list of top 50 free agents.