Stroman says he will accept Mets' qualifying offer

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 15:10:48-05

FLUSHING, Queens — Pitcher Marcus Stroman has indicated he will accept the New York Mets’ $18.9 million qualifying offer to stay with the team for 2021.

The 29-year-old right-hander did not play this year.

He missed the start of the shortened season in late July due to a torn left calf muscle, then announced Aug. 10 he had opted out because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He tweeted his intention to accept the qualifying offer hours before the 5 p.m. EST deadline and one day after new Mets owner Steven Cohen held a news conference after buying the team last week.