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ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the Blue Jays are on the verge of acquiring Mets LHP Steven Matz.
No word yet on who the Mets are receiving in return. There is already some speculation that this could be a prelude to a massive Trevor Bauer signing, however. Matz is set to make $5.2 million in 2021.
Steven Matz has agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Mets, avoiding arbitration, per Bob Nightengale.
Matz struggled mightily in 2020 with a 9.68 ERA across 30 2/3 innings. The Mets are hoping the 29-year old can bounce back; he holds a career 4.35 ERA and has shown promise in the past.
The New York Post reports Mets LHP Steven Matz will likely have a contract tendered to him ahead of Wednesday's deadline.
Matz lost his rotation spot this year, posting a 9.68 ERA in 30 2/3 innings when all was said and done. It was a disastrous campaign, but with Steven Cohen able to take more chances financially the organization seems inclined to see if Matz can bounce back. He had a 4.09 ERA between 2018 and 2019.
Mets starter Steven Matz allowed six earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over 2 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
This was Matz's first start since landing on the IL at the end of August with shoulder discomfort, and it is safe to say that it went poorly. Matz is having a season to forget and will now take a 9.79 ERA into his next start against the Rays at home.
Steven Matz will start Friday's game against the Braves at home.
Matz was recently activated from the IL with a shoulder injury. He has an 8.73 ERA with a still-bad 6.73 FIP in 24 innings this year. He's not a good streamer against this Braves offense.