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Rangers Reach Deals With Lowe, Adams, Murphy

ARLINGTON (AP) – The Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year deals with right-handers Mark Lowe and Mike Adams, avoiding arbitration.

Adams, a reliever, agreed to a $4.4 million deal after making $2,535,000 last year. Lowe agreed to a $1.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000.

Lowe, who avoided salary arbitration, was 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA and one save in 52 games for the AL champions last season. He is 7-18 with a 4.03 ERA in parts of six major league seasons with the Rangers and Seattle. Texas acquired him from the Mariners in July 2010.

The Rangers on Tuesday also said they had agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder David Murphy worth $3,625,000, a substantial raise from the $2.4 million he made last year. Murphy batted .275 with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 120 games with the Rangers in 2011.

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