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.
Verlander to Mets. $86M 2 years. 3rd year vesting option.
—Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman)
December 5, 2022
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.