The Texas Rangers had three players knocking on the door of an arbitration hearing only a week ago. As of Saturday, all three are under contract.
Mike Napoli became the Rangers' final arbitration-eligible player to come to terms for 2012, agreeing Saturday to a one-year deal for $9.4 million.
The club locked up Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz with multiyear deals Wednesday and Thursday. The last Rangers player to go to an arbitration hearing was Lee Stevens in 2000.
A baseball source confirmed the deal for Napoli, who can become a free agent after the season. An official announcement is expected Sunday.
Napoli had a breakthrough season in 2012, recording career highs in several statistical categories. Included were a .320 batting average with 30 homers and 75 RBIs, and he was one of baseball's best hitters after the All-Star break.
He also impressed defensively at catcher, and by September had secured the majority of the playing time behind the plate.
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