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K-Rod, Mets finalize deal

Updated: December 11, 2008, 1:19 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Francisco Rodriguez put on his hard hat and a New York Mets jacket as he posed for photos Wednesday at Citi Field.

General manager Omar Minaya has the closer he desperately needed. The rest of his team is still under construction -- just like the Mets' new ballpark.

Rodriguez and the Mets completed their $37 million, three-year contract when the record-setting reliever passed a physical Wednesday, filling a huge hole at the back of New York's deficient bullpen.

"It ...

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