Rangers, O'Day agree on $1.25M deal for 2011

Right-hander Darren O'Day and the Texas
Rangers have agreed to terms on a $1.25 million, one-year deal,
avoiding salary arbitration for the side-arming reliever.
O'Day was 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in a club-high 72 appearances for
the AL champion Rangers last season. He walked only 12 in 62
With that deal Sunday, AL MVP Josh Hamilton and right-hander
Frank Francisco are the only Texas players still eligible for
When salary figures were exchanged last week, O'Day asked for
$1.4 million, only $350,000 more than what the team offered. The
28-year-old O'Day has a 2.63 ERA in 170 career games for the Los
Angeles Angels (2008), New York Mets (2009) and Texas (2009-10).