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Rangers sign Vladimir Guerrero

Jan 9, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT

T.R. Sullivan of 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.

  1. Moses Green - Jan 9, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    Wow, that came out of the blue. Didn’t see that coming. Nope, not at all. Aren’t there supposed to be rumors or something when someone is about to sign somewhere?

  2. AJ Gallo - Jan 9, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    That’s a good move for both Guerrero and the Rangers.

  3. Whitey - Jan 10, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    I am sorry to see this signing. The man cannot take the field, and can barely run. The one thing he does well is bash the ball.

  4. Garmin Forerunner 305 review - Jan 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    You may have not intended to do so, but I think you have managed to express the state of mind that a lot of people are in. The sense of wanting to help, but not knowing how or where, is something a lot of us are going through.

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