The Mets have a deal with taijuan Walker, sources tell SNY.— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) February 19, 2021
#mets in agreement with Taijuan Walkerat 2 years, $20M. There is a player option for a third year, pending physical— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 19, 2021
Walker gets $10M in 2021, $7M in 2022. 2023 player option that starts at $6M with escalators can get to $8.5M or $3M buyout on the player option. #Mets All of this is pending a physical.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 19, 2021
Walker had a solid 2020 campaign after appearing in just four games from 2018 to 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old went 4-3 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.163 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 53.1 innings for the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.
Walker provides the Mets with another starting option behind Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Marcus Stroman, David Peterson and Noah Syndergaard, who is expected to return this summer after undergoing Tommy John surgery.