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Mets avoid arbitration with Daniel Murphy at $2.925 million

Jan 29, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

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ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have avoided arbitration with second baseman Daniel Murphy. No word yet on the financial terms.

Murphy was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this winter. He requested $3.4 million and was offered $2.55 million by the Mets front office when figures were formally exchanged earlier this month.

The 27-year-old batted .291/.332/.403 with six home runs and 65 RBI in 156 games last season for New York while making close to the big league minimum. Murphy, who has over three years of service time, is a .292/.339/.427 career hitter in the majors.

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UPDATE, 8:11 PM ET: Rubin reports that Murphy will make a $2.925 million salary in 2013.

  1. edelmanfanclub - Jan 29, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Not enough A Roid in the story, pass.

  2. dondada10 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    I’m bad at math, but it looks like they split the difference (850,000) on the nose.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    I would have tried to sign him to a 2/6mil contract myself.

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