Texas Rangers Agree to Terms With DeShields, Mazara

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The Texas Rangers say they've come to terms with outfielders Nomar Mazara and Delino DeSheields.

Both players, who were the only Rangers eligible for salary arbitration this year, have a new one-year deal through the 2019 season.

As per usual, the team did not disclose any of the financial terms of the contract.

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Here is more from the team on each of the players.

Mazara hit 20 home runs in 2019 for the third time in as many big league seasons, posting a career-high .753 OPS figure while ranking tied for second on the club with 77 RBI.  He joins Juan Gonzalez (1991-93) and Ruben Sierra (1987-89) as the only players in Texas history with three years of 20-or-more home runs before their age-24 season.
 
DeShields led MLB in bunt hits (12) and sacrifice bunts (12) for a second consecutive season, also posting a team high in stolen bases (20) for a second straight campaign despite three stints on the disabled list.  The Rangers had a 26-11 record in 2018 for games in which DeShields scored at least one run.

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