LHP Feliciano and Mets settle at $1,612,500

Updated: February 6, 2009, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Reliever Pedro Feliciano and the New York Mets agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $1,612,500 and avoided salary arbitration.

The 32-year-old left-hander was 3-4 with a 4.05 ERA and two saves in 86 relief appearances last season. After earning $1.04 million last year, he had asked $1.95 million in arbitration and had been offered $1.35 million.

New York hoped to finalize Feliciano's deal in the next few days. The agreement is $37,500 below the midpoint, and he could ...

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