Porcello has a 149-118 record and 4.36 ERA in 11 big league seasons, the first six with Detroit.
New York also has a pending one-year contract with right-hander
Michael Wacha. With Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman also preparing to come to spring training as starters, the Mets have eight potential starters vying for five spots in spring training.
“I think we’re probably the deepest starting pitching rotation in baseball,” Van Wagenen said.