The Mets signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year extension that includes a club option for the 2020 season, the team formally announced on Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $23 million, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

"This is a place I want to be," Lagares said in a team statement. "The Mets signed me when I was 16. I'm really excited for this season and the future."

Lagares, 26, known for his defense, earned his first Gold Glove Award last season with 28 defensive runs saved and six outfield assists. He has a career .262/.302/.368/.669 slash line over two seasons in the majors. He is hitting .345 with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, six RBI and 13 runs in 18 games this spring.

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