Mets Avoid Arbitration With John Maine

The Mets have avoided arbitration with righty John Maine, reports's Anthony DiComo. The AP (via says that Maine will receive a $3.3MM base salary in 2010, with an extra $225K in performance bonuses (hat tip to

Maine, 28, earned $2.6MM in 2009, though he only managed to make 15 starts because of a shoulder issue. He's posted a 4.01 ERA in four seasons in Queens after coming over from Baltimore in trade for Kris Benson following the 2006 season.

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