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Catalanotto comes back to Rangers

Catalanotto comes back to Rangers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers announced the signing of free-agent outfielder Frank Catalanotto to a three-year contract worth $13 million -- plus a club option for a fourth year -- at a Tuesday press conference.

Catalanotto hit .300 with a .376 on-base percentage for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006. In 128 games and 437 at-bats, Catalanotto scored 56 runs with 36 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 56 RBIs.

Catalanotto played for the Rangers from 2000-2002. He has played second base for them, but has played almost exclusively in left field and designated hitter for the Blue Jays over the past four years.

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Catalanotto could be the Rangers leading option as a leadoff hitter if they can't re-sign center fielder Gary Matthews Jr.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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