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Pence agrees to minor league deal with hometown Rangers

2 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, February 07 2019 Feb 7, 2019 February 07, 2019 2:03 PM February 07, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Hunter Pence has agreed to a minor league contract with his hometown Texas Rangers and will attend major league spring training.

General major Jon Daniels said Thursday that the 35-year-old outfielder, who played winter ball, has a long track record of being a great teammate and is a winning player.

Pence dealt with a thumb injury early last season, when he played 97 games for San Francisco. He hit .226 with four homers and 24 RBIs, all career lows.

The three-time All-Star played at Texas-Arlington, only a few miles from the Rangers home stadium. Houston took him in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft.

Pence is a .280 career hitter in 12 big league seasons with Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, where he was part of two World Series championships.

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