Mets, Pelfrey agree to 4-year deal

Updated: January 10, 2006, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets and top draft pick Mike Pelfrey finalized a $5.25 million, four-year contract on Tuesday after the pitcher passed a physical.

The 6-foot-7 right-hander was 12-3 with a 1.93 ERA in 19 games for Wichita State last year, throwing seven complete games and two shutouts. He struck out 143 in 139 2-3 innings and walked 30. Pelfrey went 33-7 with a 2.18 ERA in 52 games at Wichita State in three seasons, throwing 14 complete games.

Pelfrey was the ninth overall pick in June's amateur draft. He is scheduled to be at a news conference Wednesday at New York's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

His contract includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. It also includes provisions for higher salaries if he is on the major league roster during the regular season.


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