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Sergio Mitre and the Yankees agree to a deal

Jan 6, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

One of the misfit toys the Yankees used in the rotation last year — Sergio Mitre — was eligible for salary arbitration.  He and the team have avoided that, as Jerry Crasnick reports that he and the Yankees have reached a deal for 2010 at $850,000.

Mitre had a $1.25 million club option that the Yankees declined. He was 3-3 with a 6.79 ERA in nine starts and three relief appearances in his
return from Tommy John surgery last season. He has a
career ERA of 5.56 in 61 starts and 29 relief appearance.

With the addition of Javier Vazquez and the commitment to Joba Chamberlain and/or Phil Hughes in the rotation, Mitre looks like he’ll be a mopup man at best.

  1. JasonC23 - Jan 6, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Can’t believe Sergio would upstage the HOF announcement like this.

  2. YANKEES1996 - Jan 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    The Yankees saved money by declining his option, they should have saved another $850,000.00 by letting him leave.
    Sergio would have had to do something way, way, way more scandolous than sign a puny contract to upstage the HOF, something like signing a 7 year 120 million dollar contract!

  3. Old Gator - Jan 7, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    I always enjoyed watching Sergio pitch for the Feesh down here. I’d be dozing off up in the blue seats on a sultry August afternoon, letting my hot dog fry itself on the inevitably empty seat next to me, when POW! some opposing batter teeing off on poor Sergio would wake up all forty or fifty of us in the Joeprodolshark Stadium stands. Once he left, I often just slept right through till the next morning and barely made it into class before my students gave up and walked out on their summer session midterms.

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