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Hamilton Awarded Two-Year, $24M Deal

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Feb 10, 2011  |  Updated 3:59 PM CDT
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Hamilton Awarded Two-Year, $24M Deal

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The Texas Rangers have signed OF Josh Hamilton to a two-year, $24 million deal covering the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

TexasRangers.com published this on the financials of the deal:

 

Hamilton, who had been scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Monday in Phoenix, will receive $7.25 million this year, $13.75 million in 2011 and a $3 million signing bonus. He remains eligible for free agency after the 2012 season. The three-time All-Star was seeking $12 million from arbitration while the Rangers were offering $8.7 million.

 

Hamilton, who was the American League MVP and the ALCS MVP in 2010, will be a free agent after the 2012 season.  Last season, he was the AL batting champion with a club-record .359 average, hit 32 home runs and had 100 RBIs.

We'll be there and will bring you more details as soon as they are available.

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