Jan 23, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT
The Rangers can file another arbitration case as closed.
According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, side-arming reliever Darren O’Day has agreed to a $1.215 million salary for 2011.
O’Day requested $1.4 million and the Rangers countered at $1.05 million when arbitration figures were filed last week. They found a middle ground over the last couple of days.
The 28-year-old right-hander delivered a fantastic 2.08 ERA and 0.89 WHIP across 72 appearances last season, fanning 45 batters and walking only 12. He’s been a very reliable bullpener now for two straight seasons and could push his 2012 salary to serious heights with a strong outcome this year. Josh Hamilton and Frank Francisco are the only arbitration-eligible players left unsigned for Texas.
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