The New York Mets have reportedly retained star closer Edwin Diaz after both parties reportedly agreed to a five-year, $102 million contract. Jeff Passan of ESPN.
The deal makes Diaz the highest paid pitcher in MLB. Spotter. The agreement also includes a team option for 2028, which will be six years, $122 million, but Diaz could also opt out after a third year, according to Newsday. Diaz also gets a no-trade clause in his new deal.
The 28-year-old Diaz finished his second All-Star season with the Mets with a career-best 1.31 ERA and a 3–1 record in 62 combined innings. He struck out 118 of the 235 batters he faced and finished with 32 saves.