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Dellin Betances will exercise his $6.8 million player option for 2021 by Sunday's deadline.
Betances struggled mightily in 2020, posting a (0-1) record along with a 7.71 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings. He dealt with a lat injury in September which most likely contributed to his struggles. Betances is expected to be in a setup role once again for the Mets in 2021.
Dellin Betances hasn't given thought to exercise his $6 million 2021 player option.
Betances signed a one-year contract with options for the 2021 and '22 seasons, which includes a $3 million buyout. “I actually haven’t even given it any thought, to be honest with you,” Betances said. “I do enjoy playing with this group of guys. Obviously, we came very short of expectations, and it’s very frustrating. But I like the guys that are here, the staff as well. It’s a decision I have to make, but it’s something that I haven’t really given any thought.” Betances struggled with the Mets in 2020, posting an (0-1) record along with a 7.71 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings.
Dellin Betances was activated from the IL on Wednesday. He had been out since August 29th with a lat injury.
Betances has been a bust free agent signing for the Mets. He has a 6.10 ERA over 10 1/3 innings pitched this season. In a week Betances will have to choose to exercise his six million dollar player option or become a free agent this offseason.
Dellin Betances (lat) threw in a simulated game on Thursday.
Betances appears close to returning with a little over a week left in the 2020 season. He'll serve in a setup role for Edwin Diaz whenever he's activated off the injured list.