Mets, Porcello agree to one-year deal
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Dec 15, 2019,
Dec 15, 2019, 0:38
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the deal is worth $10 million.
This comes after the team signed starting pitchers Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha over the last two days. He made 32 or more starts in each of the past four seasons, but he went 14-12 with a career-worst 5.52 ERA previous year.
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Porcello's best season came in 2016 when he was awarded the American League Cy Young Award after pitching to a 22-4 mark with a 3.15 ERA and 189 strikeouts. It has been a rough three years for Porcello, who has an aggregate 4.79 ERA since 2017. That can be a valuable commodity for Major League Baseball teams.
Free-agent right-hander Rick Porcello in agreement with #Mets on a one-year contract, pending a physical, sources tell The Athletic. He likely feels he can get more money next offseason if he has a solid year, so he should be plenty motivated to perform well in NY. He struck out 135 and walked 67 in 165 1/3 innings.
Prior to his time in Boston, Porcello spent six seasons with the Detroit Tigers.