MLB: Justin Verlander agrees with the Mets

The New York Mets have reportedly found common ground with pitcher Justin Verlander on a two-year contract that will pay him $86 million, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. There would also be an optional third year.

The Mets have therefore found a gunner to fill the loss of Jacob deGrom, a few days after he signed a five-year contract with the Texas Rangers.

After playing the first 12 seasons of his career with the Detroit Tigers, Verlander joined the Astros on a trade in the summer of 2017.

Verlander won his third Cy-Young trophy last season. He maintained a record of 18 wins and four losses, in addition to posting a career-high 1.75 earned run average.

He only made one start in 2020 due to an elbow injury and then missed the entire 2021 season.

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