The Mets are giving up on Dominic Smith.
The team plans to non-tender him before Friday night’s deadline, The Post’s Jon Heyman confirmed.
After tantalizing seasons in 2019 and 2020, the first baseman appeared to be a big part of the Mets’ future. However, he struggled in 2021 and bounced between Syracuse and Flushing last season.
Smith, 27, had two years of arbitration left. The decision to move on from Smith seemed likely when they opted to pick up Daniel Vogelbach’s option.
Per The Post’s Joel Sherman, the Mets will tender their other arbitration-eligible players: Pete Alonso, Luis Guillorme, Joey Lucchesi, Jeff McNeil, Tomas Nido and Drew Smith.
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