Soler, competing for starting spot, released by Mets
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- The New York Mets released right-hander Alay Soler before their exhibition game Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians.
Soler defected from Cuba in November 2003 and signed a three-year contract for $2.8 million with the Mets in August 2004. He had a one-year contract for 2007 that would have paid him $826,675 in the majors and $620,000 in the minors and will receive 30 days termination pay: $101,639.
The 27-year-old was an ace for the Cuban national ...
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