Sunday, December 10, 2006
The Rangers and Kenny Lofton are closing in on a one year deal. Lofton, 39, will be their leadoff hitter and play center field. He will be a downgrade from Matthews Jr., but he did not have a bad year. He batted .301 with 3 HR, 41 RBI, and 32 SB. He also had four outfield assists and only three errors. The Cubs and Rockies were also pursuing the center fielder.
The Tigers have agreed to a one year deal, worth 2.5 million dollars with Jose Mesa. He went 1-5 with a 3.86 ERA