As Darvish deadline nears, Rangers reach deals with Harrison, Lowe,

As Wednesday's deadline for completing a
deal with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish nears, the Texas Rangers
reached some deals and exchanged arbitration numbers with other
players Tuesday.
That's as some of their top pitching prospects worked out at
Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to contracts
with relievers Mike Adams and Mark Lowe, starting pitcher Matt
Harrison and outfielder David Murphy. They exchanged arbitration
figures with catcher Mike Napoli, outfielder Nelson Cruz and
shortstop Elvis Andrus.
The two-time defending AL champions also were working to finish
a multiyear deal with Darvish before their 30-day negotiating
window ends Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Adams ($4.4 million), Lowe (1.7 million), Harrison ($2.95
million) and Murphy ($3,625,000) all got raises in their new deals.
Cruz asked for $7.5 million while the Rangers offered $5.5
million. He made $3.65 million last year.
Napoli, who made $5.8 million last season, asked for $11.5
million. Texas offered $8.3 million.
Andrus asked for $3.6 million and was offered $2.65 million.