Mets make decision on Carlos Carrasco

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A starter secured.

The New York Mets have elected to pick up Carlos Carrasco’s $14 million club option, the team announced Thursday afternoon.


Before this decision, Max Scherzer was the only starting pitcher that was a lock for the 2023 season, with David Peterson and Tylor Megill as options to fill a rotation role.

This season, Carrasco had a 3.97 ERA in 29 starts for the Mets. This was the 35-year-old’s second year with the Mets, and in 2021 he only got 12 starts while dealing with a hamstring injury. On top of that, the right-hander ended up needed surgery to repair a bone fragment in his elbow in Oct. 2021.

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This is big for the Mets rotation, as Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker both opted out of their contracts on Monday, and Chris Bassitt became a free agent after the World Series as well.


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