The New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million contract with reliever Adam Ottavino, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Tuesday. The deal includes an opt-out after the first season and a potential $1 million performance bonus each season.
Ottavino, 37, posted a 2.06 ERA over 65 2/3 innings with the Mets last season. The right-hander will join David Robertson as a primary setup piece.
With the Ottavino signing, the Mets’ CBT payroll is $358 million. With taxes, that number jumps to around $446 million.
The Mets could make some trades soon to shed salary. Carlos Carrasco and James McCann are among those that could be on the trade block, per SNY’s Andy Martino.