Broussard agrees to 1-year, $3.85M deal with Rangers
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 grand slams, tied for the most in major league history.
The Rangers also signed right-hander Jason Davis to a minor league contract Saturday with an invitation to spring training. Davis was 2-0 with a 5.84 ERA in 24 relief appearances for Cleveland and Seattle last year.
Broussard can earn an additional $150,000 in performance bonuses. He would get $30,000 each for 475, 500, 525, 550 and 575 plate appearances.
Broussard also will donate $25,000 to the Texas Rangers Foundation.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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