Noah Syndergaard, Mets avoid arbitration with $9.7 million deal

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Noah Syndergaard will be returning to the Mets next season for the same salary he agreed to for 2020.

The right-hander avoided arbitration with the club Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $9.7 million, an industry source confirmed. Syndergaard was slated to receive the same amount last season, but it became prorated following baseball’s shutdown for the pandemic.

Syndergaard, 28, underwent Tommy John surgery last March and missed the entire season. Team president Sandy Alderson recently indicated Syndergaard’s rehab could be finished by June. Syndergaard will be a free agent after the season.

As it stands, the Mets have Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, David Peterson, Seth Lugo and Steven Matz for their rotation to begin the season, but they are actively pursuing other options.

Syndergaard went 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.161 WHIP for the Mets in 2019. 

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