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Rangers, Moreland avoid arbitration

The Rangers and Mitch Moreland have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one year, $5.7M deal

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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.