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Mets avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players

The Mets reached settlements with all nine of their arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday’s noon ET deadline for both sides to submit projected salary figures for the 2020 season. Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, Michael Conforto, Edwin Díaz, Steven Matz, Jake Marisnick, Brandon Nimmo, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman all reached one-year deals with New York.

Syndergaard agreed at $9.7 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility after posting a career-high 4.28 ERA in 32 starts last season. The 27-year-old right-hander remains one of the game’s top starting pitchers, however, owning a 3.31 career ERA over five seasons, two of which were cut short due to injury — he made 32 total starts between 2017-18.