Broussard agrees to 1-year, $3.85M deal with Rangers

Updated: January 5, 2008, 7:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ben Broussard and the Texas Rangers agreed to a $3.85 million, one-year contract on Saturday, avoiding arbitration.

The first baseman was acquired in a trade with Seattle last month. The Rangers sent infielder Tug Hulett to the Mariners for Broussard, who hit .275 with seven home runs and 29 RBIs last season.

The 31-year-old Broussard was a second-round draft pick out of McNeese State by the Cincinnati Reds in 1999. He has three career pinch-hit ...

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