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Marcus Semien signs 7-year, $175 million deal with Texas Rangers

Marcus Semien signs 7-year, $175 million deal with Texas Rangers

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Dec 02
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The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that they signed All-Star and Gold Glove winner Marcus Semien to a seven-year, $175 million contract. It was reported that the 31-year-old free agent is expected to stay with the Rangers until 2028.

“Marcus’ reputation around the game is impeccable,” Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels told reporters. “He’s a leader in every clubhouse he steps into, respected for the way he goes about his work and how he treats others. There are few players in the game who garner the level of respect that he does from teammates and opponents alike. We’re thrilled to add a player of his caliber to the organization.”

Texas general manager Chris Young added that Semian was “an excellent fit for the Rangers organization from a talent, culture, and leadership standpoint.”

Semien was nominated for MVP in 2019 with the Oakland Athletics and in 2021 with Toronto Blue Jays and finished third in both votes. He was also awarded the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove honors last season.

During his time in Toronto, Semien batted .265. He also had career highs with 45 homers and 102 RBIs. In addition, he had the highest extra-base hits in the majors with 86, the most games played with 162, and the most plate appearances with 724.

  • Marcus Semien

    Marcus Andrew Semien is an American professional baseball shortstop and second baseman who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox,

  • Texas Rangers (baseball)

    The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

  • Jon Daniels

    Jon Daniels is an American baseball executive currently serving as the President of Baseball Operations for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball . When hired at age 28,