The Dominican pitcher, who spent his entire eight-year career with the Yankees, has finalized an agreement with the Mets where he will join a rotation that needs help.
The right Luis Severino and the New York Mets are finalizing a one-year, $13 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told Jeff Passan of ESPN on Wednesday.
Severino, 29, joins the Mets and a rotation that needs a lot of help after spending his eight-year career with the New York Yankees.
Severino also stands to earn up to $2 million in performance bonuses as part of the deal, pending a physical. If he improves with the Mets, Severino will be a free agent again next year.
He struggled last season, going 4-8 with a 6.65 ERA, and was sidelined in early September with a high-grade left oblique strain. Additionally, he did not make his season debut until May 21 due to a latissimus dorsi strain.
However, over the past seven seasons, Severino has posted a 3.39 ERA in 638 innings.
He went 19-8 in 2018 and was named an All-Star for the second straight year, but is 13-12 with a 4.47 ERA in 45 starts since then. Severino made his major league debut in August 2015 and is 54-37 with a 3.79 ERA in 141 games.
In 2019, he injured a lat muscle and did not make his first start until September 17. He made two more starts in the postseason and then underwent Tommy John surgery on February 27, 2020. Severino returned in September 2021 and played three times, then he missed two months last season due to tightness in his right shoulder.