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Rangers glad to have 'feared' hitter

Updated: January 11, 2010, 11:48 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers have signed free-agent slugger Vladimir Guerrero to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2011.

The deal is for $5.5 million and includes performance bonuses. Guerrero, who passed his physical on Monday in Arlington, gets $1 million if the club elects not to exercise the option. He can walk away from the contract without penalty after 2010 if he chooses.

"We're excited to welcome Vlad to the Rangers family," general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement. "This ...

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