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Mets, Cora agree to 1-year deal

Updated: December 1, 2009, 12:21 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Alex Cora is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing Monday to a $2 million, one-year contract with a vesting option for 2011.

The 34-year-old backup infielder played 82 games this year, batting .251 with one home run, 18 RBIs and eight steals. He made 54 starts at shortstop, becoming the regular after Jose Reyes got hurt. But Cora didn't play after Aug. 12 because of torn ligaments in both thumbs that required surgery.

Cora also started 13 games at second base ...

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