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Rangers close to re-signing backup catcher Matt Treanor

Dec 3, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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Texas has switched starting catchers, letting Bengie Molina walk as a free agent and signing Yorvit Torrealba to replace him, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are sticking with Matt Treanor as their backup.

General manager Jon Daniels told Sullivan that “we’re pretty confident Matt is coming back.”

Treanor got a career-high 272 plate appearances this year, but hit just .211 with a .595 OPS. He’s a career .227 hitter with a .621 OPS, so the Rangers clearly don’t care about his offense and are presumably planning to give 100-plus starts to Torrealba.

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