Reports: Mets, Noah Syndergaard agree to one-year, $9.7M deal

The New York Mets and right-hander Noah Syndergaard agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $9.7 million contract to avoid arbitration, according to multiple reports.

Syndergaard, 28, missed the entire 2020 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Mets president Sandy Alderson recently said the hope is that Syndergaard will return to the mound in June.

In 2019, Syndergaard went 10-8 with a career-worst 4.28 ERA in 32 starts. He pitched a career-high 197 2/3 innings and struck out 202.

Syndergaard was an All-Star in 2016 when he went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA and 218 strikeouts in 183 2/3 innings.

Noah Syndergaard
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, he is 47-30 with a 3.31 ERA in 119 career appearances (118 starts) since reaching the majors with the Mets in 2015.

Syndergaard is slated to become a free agent following the 2021 season.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)