Mets Reportedly Reach Agreement With Rick Porcello on One-Year Deal

Pitcher Won Cy Young Award in 2016

alec-gearty
December 12, 2019 - 9:33 am
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Brodie Van Wagenen has been active at the annual Winter Meetings. 

A day removed from reportedly signing Michael Wacha, Van Wagenen took another step to bolster the Mets' pitching staff. The Mets reportedly reached an agreement to sign former Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. 

Porcello spent the previous five seasons with the Boston Red Sox, where he recorded a career-high 22 wins in 2016. He finished his Red Sox tenure 73-55 and a 4.43 ERA. According to WFAN's Jon Heyman, Porcello's deal is worth $10 million in 2020 pending a physical. 

The Morristown, NJ native showcased his durability over his career. He's made at least 30 appearances over the past four seasons, recording double-digit wins over the span. Porcello, however, surrendered 107 runs in 174.1 innings during his final season with Boston. 

Porcello was reportedly linked to a potential Red Sox return, with both sides having dialogue as recent as Dec. 8. Multiple reports indicated mutual interest between Porcello and the Mets, who lost Zack Wheeler to the Phillies earlier in the offseason. 

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