Thursday, February 29, 2024

Adam Ottavino will return to the New York Mets after agreeing to a one-season deal

The right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino is set to return to the New York Mets for the 2024 season in the Major Leagues after learning that he signed a contract for one season and a total of $4.5 million dollars.

According to reports from specialized journalists, Ottavino will remain involved with the Mets after a season in 2023 in which he left excellent numbers that influenced the negotiations, although at first it seemed that he would not return to Queens.

At the end of the 2023 season, the 37-year-old pitcher decided not to exercise his option for an additional year in 2024 where he will earn $6.5 million dollars and decided to try his luck in free agency, with the intention of getting a multi-year deal that would allow him to stay involved in baseball even after he is 39 and 40 years old.

However, by not meeting expectations to get a team interested in their services He decided to renegotiate with the Mets who offered him a new contract for two million dollars less..

So far the Mets have not announced the surgery because the information assures that Ottavino must first undergo a medical examination before announcing his return.

In 2023 Ottavino was one of fired manager Buck Showalter’s trusted pitchers, a constant presence in the Mets bullpen.

Total, The pitcher participated in 66 games where he left with an ERA of 3.21 but the highlight came after July 1 by allowing an earned run percentage of 2.17 through the end of the campaign.

With Ottavino’s return there are now three pitchers who, aside from details, will be permanent on the roster from day 1 of the 2024 season, adding Max Kranick, who was picked up on waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Sean Manaea, who we -resigned his one-year clause with the San Francisco Giants and moved to New York for two years and $28 million.

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