Bassitt Has $8.65M Salary, Mets Deal Includes $19M Option

New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt has an $8.65 million salary this season as past of a one-year contract.

Bassitt is guaranteed $8.8 million as part of the deal, which avoided an arbitration hearing set for Monday.

The deal includes a $19 million mutual option for 2023 with a $150,000 buyout. If the option isn't exercised by both sides, the 33-year-old right-hander would become eligible for free agency after the World Series.

Bassitt is 4-2 with 2.77 ERA in eight starts this season, striking out 49 and walking 13 in 48 2/3 innings.

He was acquired by the Mets from payroll-paring Oakland on March 12 for minor league right-handers J.T. Ginn and Adam Oller.

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