RHP Mike Adams agrees to terms on one-year contract for 2012

Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers announced this morning that righthanded pitcher Mike Adams has agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2012 season. No further terms were disclosed.

With Adam’s agreement, four unsigned Rangers remain eligible for salary arbitration: pitcher Matt Harrison, catcher Mike Napoli, infielder Elvis Andrus, and outfielder Nelson Cruz.

Adams combined to go 5-4 with a 1.47 ERA and 2 saves in a career best 75 games with San Diego and Texas in 2011. He had the fourth lowest ERA and tied for sixth most holds (32) among major league relievers. Acquired by the Rangers from the Padres on July 31, Adams was 2-3, 2.10 with a save in 27 games the rest of the year.

Adams is 13-12, 2.11 with 3 saves in 297 major league appearances with Milwaukee, San Diego, and Texas. Over the last 3 seasons, he has the lowest ERA (1.42) and opponents batting average (.168) and the most holds (85) of any major league reliever with at least 150.0 innings pitched.