Clearance MLB Texas Rangers Jerseys Orange Mens Reddit Fan Review

Free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, pending a physical, league sources tell ESPN.

Cabrera can play all around the diamond and slot into a utility role if necessary, but the Rangers’ plan is to play him at third base, the sources said.

The Athletic first reported news of the agreement.

The switch-hitting Cabrera, 33, batted .262 with 23 home runs and 75 RBIs in 147 games last season with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. He hit .228 with five homers for Philadelphia after being acquired on July 28 to give the team some infield flexibility and pop for its playoff push.

Cabrera has spent most of his career at shortstop but started only at second for the Mets last season and split his time at second, third and shortstop with the Phillies after the trade, so he provides a lot of versatility.

Cabrera has a career batting average of .269. His best offensive season was 2011, when he was easily the Cleveland Indians’ most valuable player, batting .273 and posting career highs with 25 homers and 92 RBIs — power numbers few saw coming. Before that season, he had hit just 18 career homers. Cabrera led AL shortstops in RBIs, was tied for first in hits (165) and was second in doubles (32) and runs (87).

Beyond that, he made dazzling defensive plays that saved runs, turned games and earned him an almost nightly spot on TV highlight packages.

Cleveland acquired Cabrera from Seattle in 2006 in a trade for first baseman Eduardo Perez. After he was called up from Triple-A in 2007, Cabrera provided an immediate spark, helping push the Indians to an AL Central title and within one win of the World Series.

Cabrera followed with seven-plus productive years in which he emerged as one of the game’s best all-around middle infielders before he was traded to the Nationals in July 2014. He then played one season with the Tampa Bay Rays before signing with the Mets in 2016.

Also Tuesday, Texas announced a $1 million, one-year contract with right-hander Zach McAllister, a deal that also includes performance bonuses.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan contributed to this report.

Discount MLB Detroit Tigers Jerseys Green Kids Game Quick Shipping

DETROIT — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit television broadcasts.

FSD said Tuesday that Shepard will work alongside analysts Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson. Dan Petry and Craig Monroe will be analysts for pregame and postgame shows.

The previous announcing duo of Mario Impemba and Rod Allen was suspended in September.

Shepard has worked for FSD in a variety of roles since 1999, including play-by-play for the Tigers and Detroit Pistons. He is also a radio announcer for Michigan basketball and Eastern Michigan football.

“This is the greatest honor I’ve ever had in my broadcasting career by far,” Shepard said. “I cried. I’m not afraid to admit that.”

Morris, Gibson and Petry were part of Detroit’s 1984 World Series champions, and Monroe also played for the Tigers.

Clearance MLB Los Angeles Angels Jerseys Orange Kids Game Pay With Paypal

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have reached one-year contract agreements with all six of their remaining arbitration-eligible players.

Left-handers Tyler Skaggs and Andrew Heaney got the biggest deals, with Skaggs agreeing at $3.7 million and Heaney getting $3.4 million.

Relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian got $1.75 million and reliever Hansel Robles got $1.4 million. Two new Angels also finalized deals, with reliever Luis Garcia getting $1,675,000 and infielder Tommy La Stella getting $1.35 million.

Right-handers JC Ramirez and Nick Tropeano reached deals Thursday.