They hardly were superheroes last season, but the Dark Knight and Thor both have inked new deals for 2018.
The Mets stayed busy on Friday, knocking out one-year settlements with several arbitration eligible players, including starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard.
Harvey agreed to a small bump on a one-year deal worth $ 5.625 million, while Syndergaard also avoided arbitration following an injury-plagued 2017 campaign with a one-year contract worth $ 2.975 million, a sizable raise over the $ 605,500 he earned last season.
Sources also confirmed to the Daily News that the Mets have agreed to terms with Wilmer Flores, Travis d’Arnaud and Jeurys Familia on new deals for the upcoming season.
Matt Harvey is returning to the Mets for a sixth season in Flushing.
After a 2017 season marred by injury, a team-mandated suspension and poor pitching when he was on the mound, Harvey will be back for a sixth season in Flushing with a $ 500,000 raise. He went 5-7 last year with a career-worst 6.70 ERA over 18 starts, spending two-and-a-half months on the disabled list with a stress injury to his right scapula.
The 28-year-old righthander previously had surgery in 2016 for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which forced him to miss the second half of that season.
Harvey made headlines in May when GM Sandy Alderson suspended him for three games for conduct detrimental to the team. The former All-Star had failed to report to a game and had blamed the absence on a migraine. He later apologized to the team and to fans.
Harvey will enter a star-studded free-agent market after the 2018 season that potentially will include Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado, and fellow Scott Boras client Bryce Harper.
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Syndergaard, who won’t be eligible to be a free agent until after the 2021 season, went 1-2 with a 2.97 ERA in just seven starts last year. The 2016 All-Star worked just three late-season innings after suffering a torn lat muscle on April 30.
The Mets, who brought back outfielder Jay Bruce on a three-year deal worth $ 39 million earlier this week, still had four unsigned arbitration-eligible players ahead of Friday’s filing deadline: Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, A.J. Ramos and Hansel Robles.
Flores settled at $ 3.4 million after earning $ 2.2 million in 2017. Familia agreed to a $ 7.925 million deal after making $ 7.425 million last year. And d’Arnaud will nearly double his base salary from $ 1.875 million to $ 3.475 million in 2018.