Mets, Harvey Agree On 1-Year Deal; Duda Reunion Possible?

Aubrey Yates
January 13, 2018

Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers against the Nationals at Citi Field on September 23, 2017.

Mets and RHP Matt Harvey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.625 million contract.

Jacob deGrom had an injury-free season, going 15-10 with a 3.53 ERA. Travis d'Arnaud and Wilmer Flores both agreed to $3.4 million deals.

Harvey got a slight raise, despite having suffered through a disastrous 2017 season, when he finished with a 6.70 ERA in 19 games after coming back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.

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After a 2017 season marred by injury, a team-mandated suspension and poor pitching when he was on the mound, Harvey will be back for a sixth season in Flushing with a $500,000 raise.

Injuries have been a bugaboo for Harvey since missing the entire 2014 season for Tommy John surgery, replacing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. So will several Mets who were arbitration eligible. He also was suspended for three games in May after he failed to show up for a game. The 2016 All-Star worked just three late-season innings after suffering a torn lat muscle on April 30.

NY and deGrom agreed on a $7.4 million pact, a sharp raise from the $4.05 million he made in 2017 when he went 15-10 with a 3.53 ERA and a career-best 239 strikeouts.

In the bullpen, Jeurys Familia and the team settled at $7.9 million, AJ Ramos at $9.25 million and Hansel Robles for $900,000.

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