Texas Rangers Agree To One-Year, $9.4 Million Deal With Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli and the Rangers agreed to a one-year contract worth $9.4 million. This is a $3.6 million pay increase after Napoli had a career year in 2011.

The Texas Rangers and catcher Mike Napoli have reportedly come to terms on a one-year deal worth $9.4 million. Napoli was looking for $11.4 million while the Rangers were offering $8.3 million for the 2012 season. The $9.4 million deal represents a large bump in pay as Napoli made $5.8 million in 2011.

The 2012 season will be Napoli's second year with the Rangers and prior to that he spent his entire five-year career with the Angels. Napoli was traded to the Rangers last offseason and in 2011 had a career year were he set career highs in batting average, home runs, hits, walks, slugging percentage, RBI, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

By agreeing to this one-year deal the two sides avoid arbitration and it extends the Rangers streak to 11 years without having to go through that process.

For more on the Texas Rangers go visit Lone Star Ball.

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