Chavez agrees to two-year, $3.85M deal with Mets
Chavez, who made $1,725,000 last year, gets $1.8 million this season and $2.05 million in 2009. He can make an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses this year and $375,000 in 2009.
Chavez was limited to 71 games last season because of a strained left hamstring. He was injured June 6 and didn't return until Aug. 28. He batted .287 with one homer and 27 RBIs in 150 at-bats.
Last month, Chavez injured his right hamstring and right ankle while playing winter ball in Venezuela.
In exchanging proposed arbitration figures last week, Chavez asked for $2,075,000 and was offered $1,725,000.
His deal calls for bonuses this year of $25,000 for 100 games, $50,000 each for 110, 120 and 130 games, and $25,000 each for 350, 375 and 400 plate appearances.
In 2009, he would make $50,000 for 100 games, $75,000 each for 110, 120 and 130 games and $25,000 each for 325, 350, 375 and 400 plate appearances.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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