OF Ryan Church and Mets agree to $2 million, 1-year deal, avoiding arbitration
Last year with the Nationals, Church batted .272 with 15 homers, 70 RBIs and 43 doubles. After making $395,000 last season, he asked for $2.45 million in arbitration while the Mets offered $1.75 million.
He can earn an additional $120,000 in performances bonuses: $50,000 for 450 plate appearances; $40,000 for 535 plate appearances and $30,000 for 550 plate appearances.
The Mets have one player remaining in arbitration: pitcher Oliver Perez.
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