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Rangers, Closer Jose Leclerc Agree to $14.75M, 4-Year Deal

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    Rangers, Closer Jose Leclerc Agree to $14.75M, 4-Year Deal
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    Jose Leclerc #25 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait on photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona.

    Right-hander Jose Leclerc and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $14.75 million, four-year contract, a deal that covers the seasons the closer would be eligible for salary arbitration.

    Leclerc gets a $2 million signing bonus and salaries of $1 million this year, $2.25 million in 2020, $4 million in 2021 and $4.75 million in 2022. The Rangers has a 2023 option for $6 million with a $750,000 buyout and a 2024 option at $6.25 million with a $500,000 buyout.

    Leclerc would be eligible for free agency after the 2023 season. The deal could be worth $26.25 million over six years.

    A 25-year-old right-hander, Leclerc became the Rangers' closer last season and went 2-3 with a 1.56 ERA and 12 saves in 16 chances. He converted his final 12 chances and finished with a 21-inning scoreless streak. He led big league relievers with a .126 opponents' batting average.

    Texas announced the deal Wednesday.

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