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Erick Aybar, Angels agree on deal

Updated: February 18, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Infielder Erick Aybar and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Thursday to a $2.05 million, one-year contract that avoided a salary arbitration hearing.

Aybar batted .312 with five homers and 58 RBIs last season. He can earn an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 575 and 625 plate appearances.

Aybar was seeking a $2.75 million deal after making $460,000 last year. The Angels countered with an offer of $1.8 million.

His agreement came ...

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