ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have agreed to a $3.275 million contract with closer Shawn Tolleson, avoiding salary arbitration.
Tolleson got a raise of more than $2.75 million with Monday's deal. He made $519,700 last year, slightly above the major league minimum.
When the Rangers and the pitcher traded figures 10 days earlier, Tolleson asked for $3.9 million and the club offered $2.6 million. They settled about halfway between those numbers.
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Tolleson had 35 saves in 37 chances last season, though he didn't become the closer until late May for the AL West champions. The 27-year-old right-hander was 6-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 73 appearances.
The only Texas players still eligible for salary arbitration are left-hander reliever Jake Diekman and first baseman Mitch Moreland.