Scott Feldman, Rangers agree at $2,425,000

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers right-hander Scott Feldman, a 17-game winner season, has agreed to a one-year contract worth $2,425,000 and avoided an arbitration hearing.

Feldman began last season in the bullpen before the Rangers moved him into their starting rotation April 25. All 17 of his victories came as a starter. Only four pitchers in the majors had more total victories and his 12 wins on the road matched the most in the majors.

When they exchanged figures last week, Feldman was seeking $2.9 million and the Rangers offered $2.05 million. Feldman, the last Rangers player in arbitration, agreed at $50,000 under the midpoint.

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AP-NY-01-29-10 2009EST


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