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Mets land Severino on 1-year, $13M deal, add veteran Wendle

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The New York Mets and right-hander Luis Severino agreed to a a one-year, $13-million contract.

The Mets also announced the signing of veteran utility man Joey Wendle to a one-year pact. Wendle's deal is reportedly worth $2 million and includes performance bonuses, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Severino joins the Mets after spending eight years with the crosstown-rival New York Yankees, which included back-to-back All-Star nods in 2017-18.

The 29-year-old is coming off a dreadful 2023 campaign that saw him post a career-worst 6.65 ERA with 6.14 FIP and 1.65 WHIP over 89 1/3 innings (18 starts) with the Yankees.

Severino has only logged a combined 209 1/3 innings over the last five years due to several significant injuries. He owns a career 3.79 ERA with 9.8 K/9 across 727 1/3 innings (125 starts) during his career.

Meanwhile, Wendle also struggled mightily last season. The 33-year-old hit two homers with a .554 OPS in 112 games for the Miami Marlins. He was a 2021 All-Star with the Tampa Bay Rays after recording a career-high 11 round-trippers with 54 RBIs and a 108 OPS+ over 136 contests.

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