One of the top free agent relief pitchers on the market during the 2020-21 MLB offseason has found a home after the Mets agreed to a two-year contract with righty-arm Trevor May.
May, who spent the past seven seasons as a member of the Minnesota Twins, will head elsewhere for the first time in his career, joining a Mets bullpen that needs a major upgrade.
The big righty hit free agency this winter after a 2020 season which saw him post a 3.86 ERA in 23.1 innings pitched along with 38 strikeouts.
Home runs were the only thing that kept May from posting a truly elite season in 2020. However, his track record between 2018 and 2019, when he started to evolve into one of the better relievers in the game, proves that he should be a good option for the Mets going forward.
According to media reports, May’s contract with the Mets is believed to be worth $15 million over the two years of the deal.
He figures to be the team’s top setup man behind closer Edwin Diaz, and could even move into the 9th inning role if Diaz were to struggle.
The Mets are expected to officially announce the signing of their newest reliever in the coming days.