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Report: Mets RHP Adam Ottavino declines option

Aug 14, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Adam Ottavino (0) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets right-hander Adam Ottavino is declining his $6.75 million option to become a free agent, the New York Post reported Monday.

Ottavino, who turns 38 on Nov. 22, finished 1-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 12 saves in 66 relief appearances in 2023.

He is 39-41 with a 3.42 ERA and 45 saves in 664 games (three starts) with the St. Louis Cardinals (2010), Colorado Rockies (2012-18), New York Yankees (2019-20), Boston Red Sox (2021) and Mets.

Ottavino’s player option for 2024 included $4 million in deferred money.

–Field Level Media

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