Matt Harvey Signs One-Year, $5.6 Million Deal

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

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

The New York Mets reached one-year deals with right-handers Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard on Friday to avoid salary arbitration cases.

The Mets also reportedly agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia ($7.925 million), catcher Travis d'Arnaud ($3.475 million) and shortstop Wilmer Flores ($3.4 million).

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.

Matt Harvey appears to be getting another chance with the Mets.

Harvey, 28, dealt with hamstring injury and a shoulder injury that landed him on the disabled list in 2017.

Harvey made headlines early last season when GM Sandy Alderson suspended him for three games for conduct detrimental to the team.

Harvey will enter a star-studded free-agent market after the 2018 season that includes Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado, and fellow Scott Boras client Bryce Harper. The 2016 All-Star worked just three late-season innings after suffering a torn lat muscle on April 30. The Mets avoided arbitration with all their arbitration-eligible players except for Wilmer Flores previous year, and the infielder defeated them in their first arbitration case since 2008. Hansel Robles also settled at $900,000.

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