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.
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.