Rangers Offer Arbitration to Sele
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Allowing negotiations to go on, the Texas Rangers offered salary arbitration Tuesday to right-hander Aaron Sele and third baseman Todd Zeile.
Texas also agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract with pitcher Mike Munoz, a deal that contains a team option for 2001.
In addition, the Rangers said they weren’t offering arbitrations to right-handers John Burkett and Mike Morgan, left-hander Jeff Fassero and outfielders Roberto Kelly and Tom Goodwin.
Texas was attempting to re-sign infielder Luis Alicea before the midnight EST deadline.
Players offered arbitration have until Dec. 19 to accept to reject the offers and may negotiate with their former teams through Jan. 8.
Players who aren’t offered arbitration can’t re-sign until May 1. In addition, the Rangers won’t get any draft picks as compensation if they sign with other teams.
Munoz was 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA and one save in 56 games with the Rangers this season, his first with the club. He is 18-19 with a 5.10 ERA in 446 career appearances with Los Angeles, Detroit, Colorado and Texas.
His contract calls for $750,000 in 2000 and a $1 million club option for 2001 with a $100,000 buyout. He made $515,000 ths year.