Mets sign free agent Dellin Betances

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Dellin Betances is used to playing in the Subway Series. Now, he’ll be playing on each end of the rivalry.

He has signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, it is worth $10.5 million.

Former New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the 2018 American League Division Series
Dellin Betances throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the 2018 American League Division Series (Getty Images)

However, Passan is reporting that his deal would be $13 million in 2020. New York Post’s Joel Sherman is reporting that his deal could become $13.5 million should he exercise his player option for the 2021 season.

The deal also includes a $1 million player/vesting option for the 2022 season. The deal also includes a $500,000 buyout if the 2022 contract is not exercised.

With this addition, he adds depth to the Mets bullpen. Now, manager Carlos Beltrán will have to find a way to use Jeurys Familia, Edwin Díaz, and Betances, as all three can close out games.

The 31-year-old New York, New York native was drafted by the Yankees in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He also attended high school in Brooklyn, New York at Grand Street Campus High School.

The right-handed pitcher spent the last eight seasons with the Yankees. He appeared in just one game of the 2019 season.

In his career, he has a 21-22 with a 2.36 ERA in 358 games, including one start. He also has 84 games finished and 36 saves.

Betances has allowed 113 runs (100 earned runs), including 26 home runs, on 228 hits in 381 2/3 innings. He has struck out 621 batters and walked 170 batters.

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