Marcus Stroman accepts Mets’ $18.9 million qualifying offer

Marcus Stroman got so hyped up watching Steve Cohen’s introductory Mets press conference that he’s committed to playing for him.

Stroman wrote on Twitter that he is accepting the Mets’ one-year qualifying offer of $18.9 million, keeping him in Flushing after he opted out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns.

“After watching the presser, I’m beyond excited to play for you sir. I could feel the excitement and passion you’re going to bring daily. Let’s go be great! @StevenACohen2,” Stroman wrote.

Stroman, 29, was acquired by since-fired Brodie Van Wagenen in a 2019 trade with the Blue Jays. In 11 starts with the Mets that year, the Long Island native had a 3.77 ERA.

Stroman will rejoin a Mets rotation that features Jacob deGrom and David Peterson. Noah Syndergaard is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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