According to The AP, the Texas Rangers have reached a 1-year, $1.3 million contract with starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy, thus avoiding salary arbitration on the last day of the filing period. His salary for 2010 is a 98 percent increase from the $655,000 he made last year.
As The AP reports, McCarthy has been injury plagued since coming over to the Rangers:
McCarthy was 7-4 with a 4.62 ERA last season, when he was limited to 17 starts because of a stress fracture in his right, throwing shoulder. He was on the disabled list for almost three months.
McCarthy's signing reduces the number of arbitration eligible players to 129. The Rangers remaining arbitration eligible players include Chris Ray, Scott Feldman, Frank Francisco, Josh Hamilton, Dustin Nippert and C.J. Wilson all of which have until today to file. Please visit the salary arbitration page for more information.
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