Fully healthy following an offseason of rest, Mets ace ?Jacob deGrom? said definitively on Monday that he intends to trigger the opt-out in his contract after the 2022 season.

The decision won’t necessarily affect deGrom’s ability to be a Met for life, as he said he plans to be “in constant contact” with team officials after the season. Still, it at least opens the possibility that deGrom could pitch somewhere other than Queens in 2023 and beyond.

“That’s the business side of baseball,” deGrom said.