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Report: Mets bring back outfielder Brandon Nimmo, sign reliever David Robertson

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets made two more moves on Thursday night as owner Steve Cohen continues to spend money.

The club brought back outfielder Brandon Nimmo on an eight-year, $162 million contract and signed veteran reliever David Robertson to a one-year, $10 million contract, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported.


Nimmo’s deal is the second nine-figure re-signing by the Mets this offseason along with Edwin Díaz. Stretching the deal out over eight years lowers the average annual value and competitive balance tax hit, but Nimmo gets more guaranteed than Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer.

Nimmo, 29, has spent his entire career with the Mets, hitting .269/.385/.441 with 63 homers and 213 RBIs in 608 games. 

Robertson joins the Mets after spending last season with the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, where he posted a combined 2.40 ERA. The 37-year-old owns a 2.89 ERA over 14 MLB seasons.