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December 27, 2003


Signed OF BRIAN JORDAN to a one-year contact with a one-year option. Jordan will receive $1.25 million, plus $50,000 for reaching 400 plate appearances and $50,000 for every additional 50 PA's up to 600. The 2005 option is $4,000,000 or a $250,000 buyout.

Texas badly needed to sign a respectable ML outfielder, lest they wanted to sport a lineup of Mench/Nivar/Nix in 2004. Jordan is 37 and injury-prone but has sported an OPS+ of 110 or better in each of the last three years. If Jordan provides 450 at-bats with adequate production, he's a fantastic signing. If Texas flips him for a decent prospect in July, all the better. If he flops, Texas loses little money and risks nothing for the future.

Posted by Lucas at December 27, 2003 08:56 PM