Evan Hilbert
Thursday April 5th, 2012

The New York Mets and starting pitcher Jonathon Niese have agreed to a five-year $25.5 million deal, according to the Associated Press. The team has not yet announced the contract that will reportedly include a club option for the 2017 season.

The Mets will open their season Thursday.

Last season in New York, Niese was 11-11 with a 4.40 ERA. Niese, 25, signed a one-year deal in March with just over half a million dollars, but he would have become a free agent following the season.

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