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Stroman accepts Mets’ $18.9M qualifying offer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Marcus Stroman #0 of the New York Mets in action during an intra squad game at Citi Field on July 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Marcus Stroman has accepted an $18.9 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets, the pither confirmed on Wednesday.

Stroman, who was selected to his first All-Star Game in 2019, said he was excited to play under new Mets owner Steve Cohen, tweeting that “I could feel the excitement and passion you’re going to bring daily.”

Stroman has been dealing with a left calf muscle tear that caused him to be placed on the injured list on July 22. He did not pitch for the Mets in the abbreviated 2020 season.

Stroman, 29, went 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA in his 11 starts with New York in 2019. The Mets were 8-3 in his 11 starts after he joined the team on July 28, winning each of his first four starts as well as his final four outings of the season. Stroman was 6-11 with a 2.96 ERA with the Blue Jays.

Stroman’s major-league record stands at 51-47 with a 3.7 ERA in 146 games, 140 of which were starts.

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