Mets, Chris Bassitt avoid arbitration two days before hearing: Reports


Chris Bassitt and the Mets won’t have to go to an arbitration hearing in the pitcher’s first season with the team.

According to multiple reports, the two sides agreed to an $8.65 million salary for 2022, and it includes a mutual option of $19 million for 2023, with a $150,000 buyout.

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Bassitt, acquired in a trade with the A’s this offseason, has been great for the Mets through his first eight starts of the season, pitching to a 2.77 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 48.2 innings of work. He is eligible for free agency in 2023.

The arbitration hearing had been set for Monday.

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