The Texas Rangers have agreed with Mitch Moreland on a one year deal, avoiding arbitration, according to John Blake on Twitter. Reports indicate that the deal is for $5.7M -- interestingly, exactly the amount MLB Trade Rumors had forecast in their arbitration projections.
Moreland had been asking for $6 million, while the Rangers were at $4.675M. Player and team were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing today. With Moreland settling, the team has reached agreements with all the arb-eligible Rangers, meaning that the streak of avoiding arbitration since Lee Stevens' case in 2000 remains intact.