The New York Mets are finalizing a record-setting deal with All-Star closer Edwin Diaz.The five-year, $102million contract would be the largest ever for a relief pitcher, according to the reports .
The Major League Baseball Players Association released a list of 131 players on Sunday who now are free agents, with more potentially to be added, pending contract option decisions, including superstar Aaron Judge, who supported his wife in the New York Marathon Sunday.New York Mets MLB Trikot
The deal, which comes with a full no-trade clause and includes an option for a sixth year, is pending the results of a physical.baseball trikot herren
Diaz, 28, finished 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA and 32 saves in 61 games in 2022, striking out 118 batters in 62 innings.
The two-time All-Star right-hander is 16-29 with a 2.93 ERA and 205 saves in 404 career relief appearances for the Seattle Mariners (2016-18) and Mets. He led the majors with 57 saves in 2018.
New York Yankees’ Judge, who set the American League record for home runs with 62, headlines a list that also includes shortstop Trea Turner and pitcher Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), first baseman Jose Abreu (Chicago White Sox) and shortstop Dansby Swanson (Atlanta Braves).
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is among those who could become a free agent should he decline his $30.5m player option for 2023.