German agrees to 1-year contract with Rangers

Updated: December 12, 2009, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Infielder Esteban German has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers.

German will make $600,000 in the major leagues and $200,000 in minors under Saturday's deal. After spending most of the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he hit .319 with four homers and 59 RBIs in 105 games, German batted .304 (14 for 46) with four doubles and four RBIs in 19 games for Texas. He had a career-high five hits on Sept. 9 at Cleveland, just the 10th time since 1954 a No. 9 batter had five hits, according to the Rangers.

Texas offered contracts Saturday to its seven other players eligible for arbitration: outfielder Josh Hamilton, left-hander C.J. Wilson, and right-handers Scott Feldman, Frank Francisco, Brandon McCarthy, Dustin Nippert and Chris Ray.

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