Yankees, Mitre agree to one-year deal

Updated: January 7, 2010, 1:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Pitcher Sergio Mitre and the New York Yankees have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract that leaves the team with two players eligible for salary arbitration.

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New York had declined a $1.25 million option on the right-hander, who was not on the Yankees' postseason roster.

Mitre, who turns 29 next month, had elbow ligament replacement surgery in July 2008 and agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees last offseason. He sat out the first 50 games while serving a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

Mitre joined the Yankees in late July and went 3-3 with a 6.79 ERA in nine starts and three relief appearances.

Right-hander Chad Gaudin and left-hander Boone Logan remain eligible for arbitration. Logan was acquired last month from Atlanta along with right-hander Javier Vazquez in the trade that sent outfielder Melky Cabrera to the Braves.


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