METS GET POR­CELLO

Rick Por­cello, Mets agree to $10 mil­lion, 1-year deal

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - By Ron­ald Blum

SAN DIEGO (AP) >> For­mer AL Cy Young Award win­ner Rick Por­cello and the New York Mets have agreed to a $10 mil­lion, one-year con­tract, a per­son with knowl­edge of the ne­go­ti­a­tions told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity Thurs­day be­cause the agree­ment had not been an­nounced.

A right-han­der who turns 31 on Dec. 27, Por­cello joins a ro­ta­tion that in­cludes Ja­cob deGrom, Noah Syn­der­gaard, Mar­cus Stro­man and Steven Matz.

Por­cello grew up in New Jersey and went to Se­ton Hall Prep in West Orange.

He was 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts last year, his fifth and fi­nal sea­son with Bos­ton. His best year for the Red Sox was 2016, when he went 22-4 and won the AL Cy Young.

“He’s done it,” gen­eral man­ager Brodie Van Wa­ge­nen said. “He’s been bat­tle tested. He’s per­formed in the play­offs. He’s got rings on his fin­gers.”

MICHAEL DWYER - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Bos­ton Red Sox’s Rick Por­cello pitches dur­ing the first in­ning of a base­ball game against the New York Yan­kees, in Bos­ton.

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