Mets Agree to Extension with Jon Niese

CINCINNATI - MAY 05: Jon Niese #49 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 5, 2010 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have agreed to a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension with starter Jon Niese, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN.

The deal, which guarantees Niese will remain in a Mets uniform through his first year of free agency (2016), also includes two team option years that would extend the contract through 2018.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that exercising the option years would raise the contract to $46 million:

The 25-year-old left-hander is entering his third full season as a starter for the Mets. In the past two seasons, Niese has averaged 166 innings pitched with a 4.30 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 and 7.8 K/9.

Completion of the deal is pending a physical.

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