(New York) Pete Alonso and the New York Mets avoided salary arbitration with a one-year, US20.5 million contract, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The person requested anonymity since the agreement has not been confirmed by the club.

Alonso commanded a salary of 14.5 million last year. He had a .217 batting average with 46 home runs and 118 RBIs. In 2022, the first baseman hit .271, hitting 40 long balls.

Invited three times to the All-Star Game and named rookie of the year in 2019, he will be able to benefit from complete autonomy at the end of the next season.

The Mets also agreed to terms with left-handed pitchers David Peterson ($2.15 million) and Joey Lucchesi ($1.65 million) on Thursday.

Other Mets players eligible for salary arbitration are right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser, relievers Phil Bickford and Drew Smith and outfielder Tyrone Taylor.