AP source: Porcello, Mets agree to $10 million, 1-year deal

Thu Dec 12 11:20am ET
By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer

Players: Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom

Boston Red Sox' Rick Porcello works against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


SAN DIEGO (AP) Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have a 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.

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.

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