AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas — Right-hander Ismael Valdes agreed Monday to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with Texas, joining his fourth team in four years and giving the Rangers yet another pitching option.
Texas also agreed Monday to a minor league contract with right-hander reliever Rudy Seanez of El Centro, a Brawley Union High graduate, who was invited to spring training as a non-roster player.
Valdes went 9-13 with a 4.45 ERA in 27 starts last season for Anaheim, striking out 100 in 163 2-3 innings. He has a career record of 72-74 with a 3.70 ERA in 224 games with Los Angeles (1992, 1994 to 2000), the Chicago Cubs (2000) and Anaheim.