Another former Mets starter calls Philadelphia home.
Tyjuan Walker, who spent the last two seasons in Flushing, agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with the Phillies on Tuesday night. Post reporter John Heyman confirmed. The contract has no years and or opt-out options, According to Joel Sherman of The Post.
Walker, celebrated By tweeting a video of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airnow former Mets pitchers Zach Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard join the defending NL champions.
Walker, 30, went 12-5 with a 3.49 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 132 strikeouts over 157.1 innings for the Mets last season. As he did in 2021, when he was an All-Star, Walker struggled in the second half, going just 5-3 and his ERA went from 2.55 to 4.80.
Still, Walker took away a quality backup option for the Mets heading to Philly, who did not extend him a qualifying offer as they look to fill out the rotation after signing Justin Verlander.