ARLINGTON (AP) The Texas Rangers have offered salary arbitration to C.J. Wilson, guaranteeing them two extra draft picks next year if the free agent left-hander signs with another team.
Wilson was ranked a Type A free agent after going 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA last season. He has until Dec. 7 to accept the offer. The Rangers added free agent closer Joe Nathan this week and said they planned to move closer Neftali Feliz to the rotation.
The Rangers said Wednesday the new labor deal also allows them to receive compensation for Type A free agent left-hander Darren Oliver without having to offer him arbitration.
Texas didn’t offer arbitration to four unranked free agents where no compensation applies: left-hander Michael Gonzales, right-hander Brandon Webb, catcher Matt Treanor and outfielder Endy Chavez.
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