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Tanner Scheppers, Robinson Chirinos avoid arbitration, agree to one year deal

The Texas Rangers have agreed to one year deals with Tanner Scheppers and Robinson Chirinos, each of whom was arbitration-eligible

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Tanner Scheppers and Robinson Chirinos have each agreed to one year deals with the Texas Rangers today, the club has announced.  Both players were arbitration-eligible.

Chirinos, who is expected to be the team's starting catcher this year, has agreed to a one year, $1.55 million contract.  Scheppers, who will be fighting for a bullpen spot, and who will likely be in the Round Rock bullpen to start the year, has agreed to a one year, $900,000 deal.

MLB Trade Rumors had projected Chirinos to wind up at $1.4M, and Scheppers at $800K.

The Rangers have just three players left who are arb-eligible but who aren't under contract for 2016 -- Shawn Tolleson, Mitch Moreland, and Jake Diekman.