Joe Saunders can earn up to $3.65 million plus award bonuses under his contract with the Texas Rangers, and would get the full amount if he pitches 210 innings.
The team officially announced the signing of LHP Joe Saunders to a major league contract on Wednesday, bringing a former foe back to Arlington.
Reports out of Rangers spring training camp in Surprise, Arizona are saying that the club will sign former Mariners left hand pitcher Joe Saunders.
A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a solo shot, and the Rangers beat the Mariners 8-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games.
Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Yu Darvish struck out 10 batters while allowing three hits over seven innings, and the Rangers had their biggest inning of the season in a 7-0 win over the Mariners on Friday night.
The Texas Rangers have lost the leading candidate to be their No. 5 starter for at least a month.