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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 Ne...
New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt reacts in the dugout after being taken out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Card...

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 Ne...

New York Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt reacts in the dugout after being taken out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Card...

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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