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December 18, 2004

Dellucci Returns

Texas signed OF DAVID DELLUCCI to a two-year $1.8 million contract with a total of $700,000 in performance incentives.

Last August 29th, Dellucci displayed a startling line of .276/.370/.510. The rest of the way, he batted a terrifying .114/.225/.186 (that's 8-for-70 with two doubles and a homer). By season's end, Dellucci had an OPS+ of just 94, pretty respectable for Dellucci himself but sub-par for a platoon leftfielder getting most of the at-bats.

Dellucci is a fine fourth outfielder, and in that regard, the contract makes sense. If he ends up DH'ing against righties or starting frequently in left (and again robbing at-bats from Kevin Mench), he's simply below-average.

Posted by Lucas at December 18, 2004 10:51 AM