Arlington, TX – The Texas Rangers and catcher/first baseman year contract on Sunday. Per club policy, no terms of the deal were disclosed.
The 30-year-old set career highs last year in batting average (.320), home runs (30) and RBI (75) over 113 games at catcher, first base and designated hitter.
Following the All-Star break, he batted .383 and became Texas' regular catcher. He batted .328 with three homers and 15 RBI over 17 postseason games, which saw the team fall to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in the World Series.
He began his career in 2006 with the Angels and played five seasons there. In the 2011 offseason, he was traded to Toronto on January 21, then four days later he was sent Texas in another trade.
In 619 career games, he is a .264 batter with 122 home runs and 324 RBI.