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NEW YORK -- Outfielder Endy Chavez, whose spectacular catch in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series saved a two-run homer, agreed Tuesday with the New York Mets on a one-year contract worth $1,725,000.


Chavez leaped at the left-field wall to snare Scott Rolen's sixth-inning drive off Oliver Perez with a runner on, keeping the score tied at 1. Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the ninth, helping St. Louis win 3-1. The Cardinals went on to win their first World Series title since 1982.


Chavez, who turns 29 next month, batted .306 with four homers and 42 RBIs in his first season with the Mets. Because of injuries to Cliff Floyd, Chavez had 353 at-bats.


Last year, Chavez made $700,000. In addition to his base salary this year, he could earn $100,000 in performance bonuses: $12,500 each for 120 and 130 games, and $25,000 each for 400, 450 and 500 plate appearances.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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