Walker, 32, is a seven-year MLB veteran who had a tough time finding an employer over the offseason and into Spring Training. After hearing his name surface a number of times with a number of teams, the career .272 hitter looks to have found a home.
Although he is not an overly-capable fielder (career -23.9 UZR in seven MLB seasons, though his UZR in 2016 with the Mets was 9.3), his bat is without a doubt his strength. (162-game averages of .272/.341/.437 with 20 home runs, 80 RBI, and 31 doubles).
With Walker now in the mix at second base, Drury figures to play mostly at third, with Ronald Torreyes backing up Walker at second if he doesn’t get assigned to Triple-A.
Walker will receive a guaranteed $4 million dollar base salary, plus $125K for 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances.
Last season, Walker earned $17.2 million dollars after the Mets made him a qualifying offer. The Yankees got themselves a huge steal.