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Old 01-04-2010, 01:22 PM
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Escobar, Kelvim SP 12/28/09 One-year contract with the NY Mets

Escobar will battle Bobby Parnell and newly acquired Japanese reliever Ryota Igarashi for a job setting up closer Francisco Rodriguez in the bullpen. According to ESPN.com, Escobar will make $1.25 million in base salary next season, in addition to a $125,000 bonus if he makes the Opening Day roster. Escobar can also receive up to $2 million in incentives based on games pitched, and an extra $1 million based on games finished.

Escobar, 33, won 29 games for the Angels in 2006 and '07, before a series of injuries derailed his career. After missing the entire '08 season due to right labrum surgery, Escobar came back to make one start for the Angels in June, only to return to the disabled list shortly thereafter. Escobar is 101-91 with a 4.15 ERA in 411 career appearances, 202 of them starts
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