The Mets exercise their option on Carlos Carrasco for the 2023 season

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  • The Mets exercise their option on Carlos Carrasco for the 2023 season

    Carlos Carrasco went 15-7, ERA 3.97 and 152 strikeouts in 152 innings.

“Cookie” will follow He signed with the Mets in 2023.

The Mets exercised their $14 million option on Venezuelan right-hander Carlos Carrasco for 2023 on Thursday. After an injury-plagued first season in Queens in 2021, Carrasco he had a solid 2022, going 15-7 with a 3.97 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 152 innings.

Carrasco had extreme streaks at times. In June, he had a 6.37 ERA, followed by a brilliant 0.90 in July.

From the Mets' point of view, keeping Carrasco made a lot of sense, with Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker heading to free agency.

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