New York Mets owner Steve Cohen continues to show that he is not afraid to spend money.
Late Saturday night, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Mets have signed Japanese right-handed pitcher Kodai Senga to a five-year, $75 million contract. The deal is pending a physical.
There is a no-trade clause in the contract, which also includes an opt-out clause that will allow Senga to become a free agent after the 2025 season, according to MLB Network’s Mark Feinsand.
Senga, who turns 30 in January, played 11 seasons in Japan, posting a 2.59 ERA over 1,089 innings while striking out 28% of the batters he faced.
Since Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers, the Mets have guaranteed almost $360 million to Brandon Nimmo, Justin Verlander, Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana, and David Robertson.