Hisanori Takahashi, Mets agree to deal

Updated: February 11, 2010, 6:49 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The New York Mets have reached agreement on a one-year, minor league contract with Japanese pitcher Hisanori Takahashi.

The deal will pay Takahashi a base salary of $1 million, with the opportunity to earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses, the source said.

Takahashi, a 34-year-old left-hander, posted a 79-66 record in 10 seasons with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. He attracted interest from the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants ...

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