December 23, 2010

The Texas Rangers have reached a one-year agreement with left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes. Pending a physical, the deal is believed to include a vesting option that could pay him $8 million over two years.

Rhodes, who made his first All-Star team last season at age 41, had a 2.29 ERA and struck out 50 batters in 55 innings for the Cincinnati Reds last season.

Rhodes was classified as a Type A free agent, but because the Reds didn't offer him arbitration the Rangers won't have to give up a draft pick to sign him.

Entering his 20th major league season, Rhodes also has played for Baltimore, Seattle, Oakland, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Florida.

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