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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 30 January 2010 14:00

Texas RangersIn our continuing look at projected roster salaries for the 30 clubs in Major League Baseball (see Yankees, Braves, and Red Sox), we continue with the Texas Rangers.

With the Rangers reaching a one-year, $2.245 million contract with RHP Scott Feldman late Friday night, the club has now reached agreements with all their salary arbitration eligible players (the others included Esteban German, Josh Hamilton, Chris Ray, Brandon McCarthy, Dustin Nippert, and C.J. Wilson)

Below for 15 players that the Rangers have already set salaries for.

Texas Rangers

Player

2010 Salary

Michael Young

$16,000,000

Rich Harden

$6,500,000

Vladimir Guerrero

$6,500,000

Ian Kinsler

$4,000,000

Frank Francisco

$3,265,000

Josh Hamilton

$3,250,000

C.J. Wilson

$3,100,000

Darren Oliver

$3,000,000

Scott Feldman

$2,425,000

Colby Lewis

$1,750,000

Brandon McCarthy

$1,300,000

Chris Ray

$975,000

Khalil Greene

$750,000

Dustin Nippert

$650,000

Esteban German

$600,000

TOTAL

$54,065,000

 

There are also these players that have under 3 years of service time, and are on year-to-year renewals. These players (with their 2009 salaries) represent players that had at least 1 year, but less than 3 years, of ML service time:

Player

2009 Salary

Murphy

$414,820

Saltalamacchia

$410,890

Boggs

$408,540

Cruz

$408,070

C. Davis

$406,620

Mendoza

$406,210

TOTAL

$2,455,150

 

If we apply an approx. 6.5 percent increase to just these players, we could see an additional $2,614,735 for these players in 2010. That would give the Rangers a $56,679,735 projected payroll with 4 roster spots left to fill. It should be noted that the Rangers had a $68,178,798 opening day payroll for 2009.

Adam Morris of Lone Star Ball adds in the following:

[Brown's numbers] doesn't include the $3 million the Rangers are kicking in on Kevin Millwood's salary, the $2 million they owe Frank Catalanotto for 2010 for the buyout of his option, or the $1.75 million they owe Vicente Padilla for the buyout of his 2010 option.


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