Ottavino’s deal with Mets includes deferred money until 2035

NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Adam Ottavino’s $14.5 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets includes $8 million in deferred money that will not be fully paid until January 2035. His agreement, announced Dec. 27, follows a $102 million, five-year deal with closer Edwin Díaz that includes $26.5 million in deferred money to be paid through July 2042. Ottavino gets a $7.75 million salary this year, of which $4 million is deferred, and includes a $6.75 million player option for 2024, of which $4 million would be deferred. He can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses each year for innings.

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