Rangers sign 2 players to new deals

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has agreed to terms with outfielders Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields on one-year contracts for the 2019 season. No further terms were disclosed.

Mazara and DeShields were the only Rangers who were eligible for salary arbitration in 2019.

Mazara hit 20 home runs in 2019 for the third time in as many big league seasons, posting a career-high .753 OPS figure while ranking tied for second on the club with 77 RBI. He joins Juan Gonzalez (1991-93) and Ruben Sierra (1987-89) as the only players in Texas history with three years of 20-or-more home runs before their age-24 season.

DeShields led MLB in bunt hits (12) and sacrifice bunts (12) for a second consecutive season, also posting a team high in stolen bases (20) for a second straight campaign despite three stints on the disabled list. The Rangers had a 26-11 record in 2018 for games in which DeShields scored at least one run.