Mets ace Jacob deGrom said that he’ll exercise his contract’s opt-out after the 2022 season with the hope of negotiating a long-term extension.
The 33-year-old also that he hopes to remain in New York and doesn’t want his contract status to be a distraction during the regular season.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner posted a 7-2 record last season, throwing for a 1.08 ERA and 146 strikeouts across 92.0 innings pitched.
In July of 2021, deGrom dealt with a forearm injury that placed him on the 60 day disabled list which kept him out for a portion of the season.
However, he’s ready to return in 2022 and he’ll keep his stature on the pitching mound.
deGrom will earn an adjusted salary of $20,500,000 this upcoming season from his original five-year, $137,500,000 signed back in 2019 with the Mets.