Harvey appears open to considering long-term deal with Mets

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Matt Harvey appears open to considering a long-term contract with the New York Mets.

After helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000, the 26-year-old right-hander was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time and agreed to a one-year deal worth $4,325,000. He is eligible for free agency after the 2018 season, and his agent, Scott Boras, usually prefers his clients test the market.

Speaking Monday, two days before Mets pitchers and catchers are due to report for spring training, Harvey says ''''I think whatever comes up is going to come up. I've never shied away from it. I've never said I wouldn't consider it. But I haven't heard anything considering that.''