New York Yankees ace Joe Blannon is expected to announce Monday he will sign with the New York Mets, a source told ESPN New York.
The source said the deal is expected in the early morning hours of Monday, when Blanton is scheduled to be with the team.
Blannons agent, Scott Boras, confirmed the report to ESPN New England.
The 29-year-old Blannions deal is likely to be worth around $15 million per year, the source told the New England Journal.
Blanton’s signing comes as the Mets continue to make headway in the draft and the first few days of free agency.
MLBTR’s Keith Law has the Mets on his top 10 prospects for the 2017 season, with Blannman and fellow pitcher Andrew Chaves the only other pitchers who have received attention from the organization.
Blaney was the top prospect in the 2016 draft class and has emerged as a dominant starter.
The Yankees have had an incredible season, ranking third in the AL East behind the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
The club also has a very good farm system, having finished the season with three players drafted in the top 10: catcher Alex Rodriguez, shortstop Aaron Judge and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
The organization has spent big in the offseason, adding several players to its starting rotation, including left-hander Aaron Judge, shortstop Francisco Cervelli and right-hander Matt Harvey.
The Mets finished the 2016 season with the best record in baseball, finishing in first place in the National League Central.
The Mets are one of the best teams in baseball with two World Series titles in the last three years, and won their third title in five seasons with the 2018 NL pennant.