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Mets acquire SP Chris Bassitt in trade with Oakland

The New York Mets made a trade on Saturday.

The team acquired right-hander Chris Bassitt from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects J.T. Ginn and Adam Olle.

Bassitt, 33, posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 157.1 IP last season. He was also named to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career.

With Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer atop the rotation, Bassitt will slot right alongside Taijuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco.

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Bassitt is entering his final year of arbitration, and is projected to earn $8.8 million this season.

Ginn, a hard-throwing 22-year-old out of Mississippi State, was the No. 5 prospect in the Mets’ system according to MLB Pipeline and the team’s second-ranked pitching prospect behind Matt Allan.

Oller, 27, came to the Mets in the minor league phase of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft. He was the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2021, splitting his time between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Syracuse.



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