Rangers Agree to Terms With Feliz, Borbon & 6 Others
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers reacts after he recorded the final out of their 4-2 win against the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Updated at 7:10 PM CST on Thursday, Feb 17, 2011
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on 2011 contracts with record-setting closer Neftali Feliz, outfielder Julio Borbon and six other players.
Borbon, who hit .276 with 15 stolen bases in 137 games last season, signed the biggest contract Thursday at $490,000.
Feliz gets $457,160 after being the AL Rookie of the Year last season, when his 40 saves were a major league rookie record. The hard-throwing righty is getting a chance this spring to be a starter for the AL champions.
Left-handers Derek Holland ($431,810) and Michael Kirkman ($423,000) also signed. Outfielder Engle Beltre, left-handers Miguel De Los Santos and Zach Phillips and righty Mason Tobin all get the $414,000 major league minimum.
Published at 5:03 PM CST on Feb 17, 2011
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