August 3, 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, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. Sherman reports the deal includes at least one player option, while ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports Betances has two option years.

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 2.36 career ERA in 358 regular-season appearances.

Dr. Martin O’Malley, who performed surgery on Kevin Durant’s ruptured Achilles tendon earlier this year, is overseeing Betances recovery.

That makes three All-Star relievers in the Mets’ bullpen who are question marks, as Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia went through massively disappointing 2019 campaigns.

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