OF Endy Chavez and Mets agree to $3.85 million, 2-year deal

Updated: January 22, 2008, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Outfielder Endy Chavez and the New York Mets agreed Tuesday to a $3.85 million, two-year contract.

Chavez, who made $1,725,000 last year, gets $1.8 million this season and $2.05 million in 2009. He can make an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses this year and $375,000 in 2009.

Chavez was limited to 71 games last season because of a strained left hamstring. He was injured June 6 and didn't return until Aug. 28. He batted .287 with one homer and 27 RBIs in 150 at-bats.

Last month, Chavez injured his right hamstring and right ankle while playing winter ball in Venezuela.

In exchanging proposed arbitration figures last week, Chavez asked for $2,075,000 and was offered $1,725,000.

His deal calls for bonuses this year of $25,000 for 100 games, $50,000 each for 110, 120 and 130 games, and $25,000 each for 350, 375 and 400 plate appearances.

In 2009, he would make $50,000 for 100 games, $75,000 each for 110, 120 and 130 games and $25,000 each for 325, 350, 375 and 400 plate appearances.


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