Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Marlins have agreed to sign LHP Mark Buehrle to a four year, $58 million contract.
Yesterday, Jon Heyman said on Twitter that Buehrle has trimmed his list of teams to five and the Mets were ‘in on him.’ However, Sandy Alderson later told reporters the Mets had not discussed signing Buehrle, saying “that’s not happening.”
Buehrle, who will be 33 on Opening Day, just finished a four year, $56 million deal he signed in July, 2007. He went 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA in 2011, marking the 11th consecutive season he has won at least ten games, thrown at least 200 innings, and made 30 or more starts.
Buehrle was a Type-B free agent, and so the Mets will still receive the Marlins second-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft, as Ken Davidoff of Newsday said earlier this afternoon.