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:
Options on niese for 6th and 7th year option are for $10M and $10.5M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 4, 2012
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.
Sources: Niese deal done pending physical | ESPN New York
Jon Niese, who is under the team’s control for another four seasons, has agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal.