Mets, Sanchez agree to 1-year deal

January 19, 2009 10:37:49 AM PST
Reliever Duaner Sanchez and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,687,500, a big raise from the $950,000 he made last year. Sanchez was 5-1 with a 4.32 ERA in 66 relief appearances in 2008. He was part of a Mets bullpen that blew 29 of 72 save chances and he faded down the stretch, compiling an 8.64 ERA from Aug. 15 while allowing eight runs and 13 hits in 8 1-3 innings and letting opposing hitters bat .342.

Sanchez's deal was likely to be announced by the team Tuesday.

Five Mets remained in arbitration and were set to exchange proposed figures with the team on Tuesday: right-hander John Maine, outfielder Ryan Church, reliever Pedro Feliciano and outfielders Jeremy Reed and Angel Pagan.