Mets agree to deal with free agent Rick Porcello

The Mets’ acquisition of starting pitcher Michael Wacha did not end their pursuit of starting pitching. The team on Thursday agreed to a one-year contract with Rick Porcello, adding him on a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to a source.

The Mets have not confirmed the deal because it is not official.

Porcello, a New Jersey native, won the 2016 American League Cy Young Award with the Red Sox but has since posted a 4.79 ERA in three seasons. The 30-year-old right-hander gives the Mets a durable rotation option, having averaged 185 innings per season over the last 11 years, during which he’s gone 149-118 with a 4.36 ERA.