Jan 9, 2010, 7:49 PM EST
T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have come to terms with free agent Vladimir Guerrero.
A source tells Sullivan it is a one-year deal with an option for 2011.
Guerrero, who turns 35 in February, batted .295/.334/.460 with 15 homers and 50 RBI in 383 at-bats last season. His 794 OPS was his lowest since he had a cup of coffee with the Expos in 1994.
Guerrero is expected to be utilized as Texas’ primary designated hitter next season. He has a .394/.471/.705 batting line with 14 homers, 33 RBI and a 1175 OPS in 50 career games at the Ballpark at Arlington. Sounds like a pretty good fit for all involved.
Update: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Guerrero will earn a $5 million base salary with additional performance incentives.