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David Murphy agrees to one-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers outfielder David Murphy has agreed to terms on a $3.625 million deal for the 2012 season, avoiding arbitration.

Mark Lowe agreed to terms earlier in the day, leaving the Rangers with five arbitration players who need to be signed: Mike Napoli, Matt Harrison, Mike Adams, Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus.

Murphy batted .275 with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 120 games with the Rangers in 2011. He started 62 games in left, 27 in right and 11 in center and was in the lineup for 29 of the season's final 30 games. He hit .358 in his final 32 games.