There's a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan that the New York Mets have signed Justin Verlander to a two-year deal worth $86 mill, which includes a vesting for a third year, according to Jeff Passan.

Max Scherzer, who will pitch in his 39th season next season, will pitch alongside Verlander, 39, in the New York rotation.

During his final season with the Houston Astros, Verlander went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA. He allowed six earned runs over 10 innings against the Phillies in the postseason.

It had been more than a decade since Verlander last pitched at Citizens Bank Park, where he started Game 5 of the World Series.

Due to the new balanced schedule, the Mets will only play four series against the Phillies next season instead of six. The Phillies probably see more of Verlander than they have in last 17 years.

Verlander and Rodón were expected to be the Mets' top targets after losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers.