Treanor started 67 games last season, more than any other Texas catcher. The Rangers already have acquired Yorvit Torrealba from San Diego to be the primary starter in 2011, but the 34-year-old Treanor is likely to play about one-third of the time.
“We appreciated the qualities that Matt brought to our club in 2010, both on the field and the presence he had in our clubhouse,” said Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels. “He stepped into a challenging situation and helped lead the club. We’re happy to have him back to solidify our catching situation.”
To clear room for Treanor on the roster, the Rangers sent right-handed pitcher Ryan Tucker to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. He will be a non-roster invitee to major league spring training camp.