Daniel Murphy, Mets Avoid Arbitration; Second Baseman Agrees To $2.9M Deal Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Mets have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2,925,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Arbitration Players Average 123 Percent IncreaseThis year's group went from an average of $1.68 million to $3.76 million. Last year, the 128 players in arbitration increased from an average of $1.4 million to $3.09 million. The record average of $3.26 million was set in 2004.

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