The New York Mets and free agent reliever, Adam Ottavino, are in agreement on a one-year contract worth $4.5 million, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
This deal comes just months after Ottavino declined his $6.75 million player option with the club. The reasoning behind his decline was the direction of the Mets future, although making it clear that he has enjoyed his time in New York.
Ottavino pitched to a 3.21 ERA across 61.2 innings and was a reliable option out of the bullpen. Ottavino adds to a slew of other additions for this Mets team that finished 4th in the NL East last season.
The Mets have been an active team this offseason and are geared up to be a much better club this season. Ottavino slides back into a Mets bullpen that he can provide a veteran presence, giving the young pitchers a feel for the Mets pen.