The New York Mets are giving Adrian Gonzalez an opportunity to continue his Major League Baseball career.
Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Gonzalez will sign with the Mets pending the results of a physical.
Gonzalez's string of 11 consecutive seasons with at least 150 games played came to an end last year. Back injuries limited him to a .242/.287/.355 slash line in 71 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers traded Gonzalez as part of a five-player deal to the Atlanta Braves in December....
Gonzalez likely will battle Dominic Smith for the Mets' starting first base job during spring training.
The Mets are bringing in big-name competition for first baseman Dominic Smith, a former first-round pick who is coming off a disappointing rookie season.
If Smith keeps his starting job in 2018, he'll have to beat out Adrian Gonzalez, a five-time All-Star who figures to be hungry to rebound from an injury-plagued campaign.
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