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Texas Rangers expected to tender contracts to all arb-eligible players

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Per Evan Grant, the Rangers are expected to tender contracts to all their arbitration-eligible players today

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Texas Rangers rumors: All arbitration-eligible players for the Texas Rangers are expected to be tendered contracts by today’s deadline, per Evan Grant on Twitter.

The Rangers arbitration-eligible players are Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Danny Santana, Rafael Montero and Delino DeShields. In addition, Nick Goody, who has until today to decide whether to accept the Rangers’ waiver claim of him, or to instead opt for free agency, is arbitration-eligible, though I suspect that if Goody doesn’t elect for free agency it will be because he and the Rangers have agreed on a contract.

Does this mean that there will be no non-tenders by the Rangers today? Not necessarily. As we discussed on Friday, the Rangers could non-tender a player who is not yet arbitration eligible, such as Luke Farrell or Wei-Chieh Huang, in order to avoid putting them on waivers and risk them being signed by another team. They could then try to sign the non-tendered player to a minor league deal, and thus would not risk another team claiming the player and then waiving and outrighting him.

The deadline for tendering contracts to unsigned players on the 40 man roster is 7 p.m. Central Time today, December 2, 2019.