Oct 28, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT
As Aaron pointed out earlier today, the Mets have been working hard to get an extension on their deadline for contract talks with impending free agent Hisanori Takahashi. A clause in the left-hander’s contract states that a deal must be worked between the two sides by October 31 of this year, but Takahashi changed agents recently and the Mets have argued that they should now be granted more time to sort out negotiations.
That extension was granted late Thursday evening, according to David Waldstein of the New York Times.
It’s not exactly clear how long the Mets will have to work out a deal, but Waldstein adds that preliminary discussions have “already begun.”
Takahashi, 35, posted a solid 3.61 ERA and 1.30 WHIP this season, working as both a starter and reliever. He finished with 114 strikeouts in 122 innings and even saved eight games once closer Francisco Rodriguez was placed on the restricted list for assaulting his girlfriend’s father.
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