Kiner-Falefa won a Gold Glove at third base last season, but the Rangers have already said he will go to spring training with the opportunity to be their starting shortstop. His $2 million deal is up from his $587,000 salary for the pandemic-shortened 2020 season when he got $217,407 prorated. With the agreements, the Rangers will again avoid a salary arbitration hearing.
The Texas Rangers and Joey Gallo have agreed to a one year, $6.2 million contract for the 2021 season, according to Bob Nightengale on Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors’ arbitration projections had Gallo either at $6.8 million or $5.3 million, depending on the methodology used, in terms of what he would be expected to get in arbitration. The $6.2 million is in line with what I think most of us expected he would end up with.
Per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with international free agents Danyer Cuevas, a shortstop from Venezuela, and Yeison Morrobel, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic. Cuevas and Morrobel are two of the top free agents in the 2020-21 J-2 class who were reported to be expected to be signed by the Texas Rangers.