AP source: Justin Wilson, Mets agree to $10M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Making another move to bolster their bullpen, the New York Mets agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with left-hander Justin Wilson.
The agreement was disclosed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical.
Wilson will get $5 million annually and also can earn performance bonuses.
A 31-year-old reliever, Wilson was 4-5 with a 3.46 ERA last season for the Chicago Cubs. He struck out 69 and walked 33 in 54 2/3 innings. Primarily a fastball pitcher who averages 95 mph, he also throws occasional sliders.
New York has rebuilt its bullpen under new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, acquiring All-Star closer Edwin Diaz from Seattle and signing former closer Jeurys Familia, traded by New York to Oakland last summer. The Mets also agreed to minor league contracts with left-handers Hector Santiago and Luis Avilan.
Diaz joined the Mets in a trade with Seattle along with All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano. New York also signed catcher Wilson Ramos, infielder Jed Lowrie and outfielder Rajai Davis, and traded to acquire outfielder Keon Broxton and infielder J.D. Davis.