Mench inks one-year deal with Rangers
Outfielder, club avoid arbitration with pact
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have once again avoided the process of going through an arbitration hearing with one of their players.The club agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $2.8 million with outfielder Kevin Mench on Friday. He was scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 10. The Rangers have now signed every player who was eligible for arbitration this winter. They have not had an arbitration hearing in six years. The Rangers have explored a multiyear deal with Mench in the past but settled for a one-year deal for now. This was the first time he was eligible for arbitration. Mench hit .264 with 25 home runs and 73 RBIs in 149 games for the Rangers last season.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.