August 15, 2022

PORT ST. LUCIE — After bolstering the rotation and lineup, the Mets finally got around to the bullpen.

Adam Ottavino, who spent last season with the Red Sox, reached agreement with the Mets on a one-year contract worth $4 million, The Post’s Joel Sherman first reported. Ottavino’s contract includes another $1 million in incentives.

The right-hander went 7-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 11 saves last season in 69 appearances. Ottavino, 36, grew up in Brooklyn and pitched for the Yankees in 2019-20.

Ottavino’s addition came a day after the Mets addressed their rotation by acquiring right-hander Chris Bassitt from Oakland for pitching prospects J.T. Ginn and Adam Oller. The Mets have also most significantly added Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar since last season concluded.

Adam Ottavino
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Ottavino will join a bullpen that includes Edwin Diaz, Trevor May, Seth Lugo and Miguel Castro. The team is still on the lookout for a left-hander, following Aaron Loup’s departure to the Angels through free agency.

Last season Ottavino ranked in the 95th percentile in hard hit ball percentage, according to Baseball Savant. He ranked in the 93rd percentile in average exit velocity.

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