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Pirates, lefty Perez agree to one-year, $1.9M deal

Updated: January 16, 2006, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Oliver Perez bypassed salary arbitration Monday by agreeing to a one-year contract worth approximately $1.9 million.

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Perez made $381,000 while going 7-5 with a 5.85 ERA last season, when he was sidelined for nearly two months with a broken toe after he kicked a laundry cart in frustration following a June 26 start in St. Louis.

The 24-year-old Perez appeared to be developing into one of the NL's top left-handed power pitchers ...

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