Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration.

Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey for $4.325 million and Ruben Tejada for an even $3 million.

That leaves Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, and Jenrry Mejia – who all exchange salary arbitration figures.

Familia, who tied the franchise record with 43 saves last season, requested a raise from $524,000 to $4.8 million while the Mets submitted an offer of $3.3 million.

Second baseman Neil Walker made $8 million with the Pirates last season and is requesting $11.8 million, with the Mets countering at $9.4 million.

First baseman Lucas Duda is asking for $7.4 million, with the Mets submitting a $5.9 million offer.

Reliever Jenrry Mejia submitted a $2.595 million offer while the Mets countered with $2.345 million). Surprising that they couldn’t agree.

January 12

As expected, Lucas DudaJeurys FamiliaJosh EdginMatt HarveyJenrry MejiaAddison ReedRuben Tejada,Carlos Torres, and Neil Walker all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

The Mets have a long history of settling with their players and avoiding facing off against them in front of an arbitrator.

Look for both sides to exchange figures and meet in the middle beginning as soon as this week. Here are the latest projections:

Arbitration Projections ($38.0 Million)

Neil Walker – $10.8 Million

Lucas Duda – $6.8 Million

Addison Reed – $5.7 Million

Matt Harvey – $4.7 Million

Jeurys Familia – $3.5 Million

Jenrry Mejia – $2.6 Million

Ruben Tejada – $2.5 Million

Carlos Torres – $800 K

Josh Edgin – $600 K

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