Nobody is going to confuse Yorvit Torrealba for Victor Martinez, whom the Rangers tried and failed to sign this month. But as offensive catchers go, you could do worse.
Texas has agreed on a two-year, $6.25 million deal with Torrealba, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. With Bengie Molina leaning toward retirement and Matt Treanor not an everyday option, the Rangers had made signing a catcher a top offseason priority.
Torrealba, 32, batted .271 for San Diego in 2010, third among National League catchers with at least 300 at-bats. He doesn't get on base a ton (.320 career OBP) but has a little pop, with 24 percent of his hits last season going for extra bases.
Torrealba was a Type B free agent, so the Padres, who offered him arbitration, will get a supplemental first-round draft pick next year. The Rangers do not surrender a pick for signing him.
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