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Mets and closer Bobby Parnell agree to 1-year, $3.7 million contract

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NEW YORK — The New York Mets and injured closer Bobby Parnell have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year, $3.7 million contract, the same salary while he was sidelined for nearly all of last season.

The team announced the deal Wednesday. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus if Parnell makes 60 appearances in 2015.

The 30-year-old right-hander blew a save on opening day last season and had elbow-reconstruction surgery a week later. Parnell is 18-24 with 36 saves — 22 in 2013 — and a 3.57 ERA in 299 games, eight starts. He will likely begin the season on the disabled list.

Parnell can become a free agent after this season.

The Mets' remaining arbitration-eligible players are pitchers Dillon Gee and Jenrry Mejia, second baseman Daniel Murphy, first baseman Lucas Duda and shortstop Ruben Tejada.

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