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Luis Severino to sign with the Mets

The Yankees will bid adieu to their longtime right-hander as he skips across town.

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It was all but a foregone conclusion that Luis Severino would exit stage left after a miserable 2023, and now, it’s official. Mark Feinsand reports that Severino has a deal with the New York Mets. Per Jeff Passan, it’s a one-year deal worth $13 million, plus incentives.

Severino had been with the Yankees for the entirety of his career, signing on as an international amateur free agent all the way back in December 2011. He spent nearly 12 years in the organization, playing out 2023 on the final year of an extension he signed in February of 2019.

The highs of Sevy’s Yankee tenure were high, with All-Star appearances in 2017 and 2018, including a top-three Cy Young finish in the former season. Of course, Severino struggled to stay on the field after that scintillating start to his career, and after finally managing to hold things together during a promising 2022 campaign, he saw it all fall apart this year. Yankee fans’ last (or at least, most recent) memory of Severino in a Yankee uniform will be that of the right-hander running a 6.65 ERA in 89 innings.

All that said, Severino’s fastball shape started to look right down the stretch, something he’ll look to build on as he tries to bounce back in 2024. The Mets will hope he looks more like his younger self as they patch together their rotation.