Top 10 Free Agent Signings in Texas Rangers History

Chris Giles
UNDATED: TEXAS RANGERS PITCHER NOLAN RYAN STRETCHES BEFORE THROWING . Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT
UNDATED: TEXAS RANGERS PITCHER NOLAN RYAN STRETCHES BEFORE THROWING . Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT /
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#5- Will Clark (from San Francisco Giants, 1994-1998)

Will Clark started his MLB career in 1986 when he was a member of the San Francisco Giants.  Clark played eight seasons for the Giants before he signed a free agency contract with Texas.  Clark played five seasons in Texas, parts of two seasons in Baltimore and part of one season in St. Louis before retiring from baseball at age 36.

On November 22, 1993, Will Clark signed as a free agent with Texas.  According to baseball-reference.com, Clark earned a salary of just under $4M during the first year of his deal with the Rangers.  During his five seasons in Texas, Clark earned over $26.6M.  In 1994, at the age of 30, Clark represented Texas in the all-star game.  It was his 6th and final time being named an all-star.  In 609 games in Texas, Clark compiled 686 hits, scored 381 runs, had 146 doubles, 77 home runs, 397 RBI’s, a .308 AVG, and a .395 OBP.

For his MLB career, Clark played 15 seasons, played 1,976 games, had 2,176 hits, scored 1,186 runs, had 440 doubles, 284 home runs, 1,205 RBI’s, a .303 BA, and a .384 OBP.  Besides playing in six all-star games, Clark was the NLCS MVP in 1989, a Gold Glove Award winner in 1991, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, the NL RBI winner in 1988, won the Golden Spikes Award in 1985, and is a member of the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame.

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