The Mets and Matt Harvey have reportedly avoided arbitration on Friday with a one-year, $5.625 contract.
After a 2017 season marred by injury, a team-mandated three-game suspension and poor pitching when he was on the mound, Harvey will be back for a sixth season in Flushing with a $500,000 raise, reports USA Today.
The 28-year-old went 5-7 last season with a career-worst 6.70 ERA in 18 starts, missing much of the season on the disabled list with a stress injury to hs right scapula. The righthander had surgery in 2016 for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which forced him to miss the second half of that season.
Harvey, who made $5.12 million last year, made headlines early in the season when Mets GM Sandy Alderson suspended him for three games for conduct detrimental to the team. The former All-Star had failed to report to a game and had reportedly blamed the absence on a migraine. He later apologized to the team and fans.