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Texas Has 5-Year Deal With Cuban Defector Martin

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FORT WORTH (AP)  The Texas Rangers have a $15.5 million, five-year deal with Cuban defector Leonys Martin.

The speedy outfielder will get a $5 million signing bonus in the deal announced Wednesday.

Martin, who played for Cuba in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, will start at extended spring training in Surprise, Ariz., at the Rangers’ complex where he has already been working out this week.

Martin took a physical for the Rangers several weeks ago, but the deal has been held up while the team waited for State Department approval.

Hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman, another Cuban defector, got a $30.25 million, six-year deal from the Cincinnati Reds in January 2010.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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