Mets, Pagan avoid arbitration

January, 31, 2011
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151 11 69 80 .340 .290
The Mets and Angel Pagan have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

Pagan will be arbitration-eligible one more time next offseason before being eligible for free agency during the 2012-13 winter.

Pagan had requested $4.2 million, with the club countering at $3.0625 million. He made $1,662,500 in 2010.

"For the first time in my career I have a spot on the team," Pagan said in a statement released by the team. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I can’t wait for spring training to start. I think we’ll be better than people are predicting."

With R.A. Dickey signing a two-year deal and Mike Pelfrey agreeing to a one-year contract guaranteeing $3.925 million, the Mets have no arbitration-eligible players remaining.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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