As a result of the collective bargaining process completed on Tuesday, Texas did not have to offer arbitration to left-handed pitcher Darren Oliver, a Type A player who will be treated as a Type B player. If Oliver should sign with another team, the Rangers will automatically receive compensation.
Texas also did not offer salary arbitration to four other unranked free agents where no compensation applies: LHP Michael Gonzalez, RHP Brandon Webb, catcher Matt Treanor, and outfielder Endy Chavez. Treanor has signed a 2012 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The deadline for clubs to offer arbitration to ranked free agents in order to be eligible for compensation is 11:00 p.m. CST tonight. Wilson has until 11:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 7 to decide whether to accept or decline the Rangers’ offer.
IAN KINSLER TO BE OFFICIAL STARTER AT THURSDAY’S DALLAS TURKEY TROT: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is scheduled to be the official starter for Thursday’s Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. The annual event, which begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning at Dallas City Hall, features 5K and 8 mile races and attracts thousands of participants each year.