A Rare Move As NY Mets Sign Former NY Yankees Mainstay

In a rare crosstown move, the New York Mets have signed a player who has just spent 8 years with the New York Yankees.  

Luis Severino, the former Yankees ace, has inked a one-year, $13M deal with the Mets. The 29-year-old has been ravaged by injury problems the last few years after posting back-to-back All-Star seasons in 2017 and 2018. 

He pitched a total of just 18 innings in three years from 2019 through 2021, then came back from Tommy John surgery looking like his old self in 2022, going 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 112:30 K/BB ratio. But he imploded in 2023, posting a 6.65 ERA in 18 starts, again racked with injuries. 

The Mets are in desperate need to fortify a rotation that they tore apart in 2023, trading away Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. 

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