Rangers decline option on Guerrero

Texas Rangers' designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero smiles before Game 1 of their Major League...

Texas Rangers' designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero smiles before Game 1 of their Major League Baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco October 27, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

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DALLAS -- The Texas Rangers have reportedly declined the $9 million option on designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Guerrero will get a $1 million buyout that was part of the contract he signed in the previous offseason. The newspaper goes on to say that the team is hoping to re-sign Guerrero and the decline of the option was a way to ensure that he gets more money. Guerrero, 35, came to Texas in 2010 after spending his previous six seasons with the Angels. He led the team with 115 RBI and added 29 home runs with a .300 batting average over 152 games. He had a rough postseason, though, as he batted just .220 with no homers and just six RBI over 15 postseason games. In the World Series against San Francisco, he went just 1-for-14. A 15-year veteran, he spent first eight seasons with Montreal prior to coming to the Angels. Over 2,002 games, he is a career .320 hitter with 436 home runs and 1,433 RBI.

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