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Bobby Parnell, Mets avoid arbitration, agree to deal

Bobby Parnell delivers a pitch in the ninth

Bobby Parnell delivers a pitch in the ninth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on July 20, 2013. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Mets closer Bobby Parnell has accepted a one-year, $3.7- million deal -- the same salary he was paid last year during his Tommy John-shortened season, a source said.

Parnell, who avoided arbitration by taking the deal, pitched only one inning last year before requiring surgery. He had 22 saves in 2013, striking out 44 and pitching to a 2.16 ERA in 50 innings.

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