August 2, 2021

Dellin Betances signing with Mets in surprising crosstown move (New York Post)


Dellin Betances is staying in New York, but he’s switching boroughs.

The longtime Yankees reliever is signing a one-year deal with the Mets, which includes a player option for 2021. Betances is guaranteed $10.5 million between his 2020 salary and a 2021 buyout, The Post’s Joel Sherman reports.

Dellin Betances signing with Mets
Dellin BetancesPaul J. Bereswill

“I love New York,” Betances said in a release. “I grew up in Manhattan. Went to high school in Brooklyn. Played minor league ball in Staten Island. Made it to the big leagues in the Bronx. Now, I’m excited to go win a World Series with the Mets in Queens. Thanks to Fred and Jeff, Brodie, and all the other Mets staff who worked so hard to make possible this next step in my New York journey. Merry ChristMets! Let’s Go METS!”

Betances, 31, was a four-time All-Star reliever for the Yankees, but there is some uncertainty surrounding him entering 2020.

Betances made just one appearance during the 2019 season. He missed most of the year with shoulder and lat injuries before finally pitching on Sept. 15 in Toronto. During that game, he suffered a partial Achilles tear and was ruled out for the remainder of the season. The right-hander has a…

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