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Mets, Matt Harvey agree to $4.325 million salary for 2016

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The sides have avoided an arbitration hearing.

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Matt Harvey has agreed to a one-year, $4.325 million contract with the Mets for 2016, avoiding an arbitration hearing in his first year of eligibility.

The 26-year-old finished 2015 strong in the postseason, proving to Mets fans that he was still worthy of his "Dark Knight" nickname. Harvey started Game 1 of the National League Championship Series and the World Series. In Game 5 of the World Series, he threw over 100 pitches and led the Mets into the top of the 9th with a 2-0 lead before giving up two runs.

After missing the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery, Harvey had a 2.71 ERA in 189.1 innings over 29 starts in the regular season last year. He was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year. For his career, he has a 2.53 ERA in 427.0 innings over 65 starts and has been one of the best pitchers in baseball.