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Mets and Daniel Murphy reach a one-year deal worth $8 million

The Mets avoid arbitration yet again and this time it's with Murph.

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After news that the team did not have plans to arrange a multi-year deal with the second baseman, the Mets and Daniel Murphy have agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal according to Matt Ehalt of The Record.

Murphy, who will turn 30 on April 1, came in just under the $8.3 million salary projected by MLBTradeRumors earlier this offseason. Murphy made $5.7 million last season and hit .289/.332/.403. Fangraphs' Steamer forecasting system projects that Murphy will hit .277/.320/.393 in 2015, which is nearly identical—though a tiny bit worse—than he hit in 2014.

Barring an unlikely contract extension, Murphy will be a free agent after the season. The Mets originally selected Murphy in the 13th round of the 2006 amateur draft. He made his debut with the Mets as a 23-year-old in 2008, hitting .313/.397/.473 in 151 plate appearances.

Today was the deadline for salary arbitration figures to be exchanged, and Murphy's is the third arbitration-avoiding deal the Mets made today. Earlier they agreed to a $5.3 million deal with starting pitcher Dillon Gee and a $1.88 million deal with shortstop Ruben Tejada.