The Rangers agreed to terms with right-hander Dave Bush on a minor-league deal Sunday, writes ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. He chose Texas over the Mets and Cleveland, according to the report.
Bush's contract, according to Jerry Crasnick, is $1 million base with another $1 million possible in incentives if he makes the club. There is an out clause in the deal if Bush doesn't make the major league roster, but this gives the Rangers most of spring training to evaluate Bush and see what he's got. (The Rangers got him, apparently, over interest from the Indians and Mets.)
ESPN's Jayson Stark reported Saturday that the Mets remain interested in signing right-hander Rodrigo Lopez on a minor league deal, as a fallback in case a projected member of the rotation -- Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Chris Capuano or Chris Young -- falters or is injured.