The Texas Rangers have agreed to one year deals with outfielders Delino DeShields and Nomar Mazara, avoiding arbitration. DeShields is getting $1.4 million, and Mazara is getting $3.3 million. Both amounts are a fair amount lower than what was projected.
Today was the deadline for players and teams to exchange arbitration figures if deals weren’t reached. The Rangers have famously not gone to arbitration since 2000, with Lee Stevens, and today’s settlements means that streak continues for at least another year.