A minor financial victory for the Mets has come down with reports than an arbitrator has ruled in their favor regarding a 2007 issue with free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
The Mets had agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million contract with Torrealba, but the club backed out after a physical caused alarm over a potential problem with his right shoulder.
Torrealba and the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance.
The arbitrator ruled for the Mets, saying the club had a legitimate medical concern.
Most deals now require a physical before an agreement is considered official.