Mets arbitration tracker: Francisco Lindor agrees to $22.3 million

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Francisco Lindor jersey swap with No. 12 art
Francisco Lindor jersey swap with No. 12 art

Friday is the deadline for teams to avoid arbitration with all of their arbitration-eligible players.

If arbitration is not avoided, a decision on salary for the 2021 season goes to an independent arbitrator, with hearings taking place and determining salary later this offseason.

Here's the latest with the Mets and their eligible players...

6:32 p.m.

The Mets and Francisco Lindor agreed to a $22.3 million deal, avoiding arbitration, according to Mark Feinsand.

It is the fourth-largest settlement in MLB history.

The Met acquired Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians last week in exchange for Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene.

Lindor said that he was not against signing long-term with the Mets, and Sandy Alderson said that it is on his to-do list.

6:05 p.m.

The Mets and Michael Conforto settled at $12.25 million for the 2021 season, according to Joel Sherman.

Conforto enters his last year of team control before hitting the free agent market, along with Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz.

5:05 p.m.

The Mets avoided arbitration with Brandon Nimmo, coming to terms on a one-year deal for $4.7 million, per multiple reports.

3:07 p.m.

The Mets avoided arbitration with Edwin Diaz and Seth Lugo, per multiple reports.

Diaz agreed to a one-year deal worth $7 million, while Lugo agreed to a one-year deal for $2.925 million.

Diaz had been projected to make $6.5 million, per MLB Trade Rumors.

Additionally, the team avoided arbitration with Miguel Castro, coming to terms on a one-year deal worth $1.6875 million, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.

11:41 a.m.

The Mets avoided arbitration with right-handed reliever Robert Gsellman, agreeing to a one-year deal for $1.3 million, per multiple reports.

10:26 a.m.

The Mets avoided arbitration with 1B/LF Dominic Smith, with a one-year deal for $2.55 million, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Here's all of the Mets' arbitration-eligible players, including those who have already agreed to deals for 2021:

Francisco Lindor

Michael Conforto: $12.25M
Noah Syndergaard: $9.7M
Edwin Diaz: $7M
Steven Matz: $5.2M
Brandon Nimmo: $4.7M
Dominic Smith: $2.55M
Seth Lugo: $2.925M
J.D. Davis
Miguel Castro: $1.6875M
Robert Gsellman: 1.3M
Guillermo Heredia: $1M
Jacob Barnes: $750K