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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Byrd, Pudge decline salary arbitration

By staff

Outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher Ivan Rodriguez declined the Texas Rangers' salary arbitration offers late Monday, as expected.

Texas now receives a supplemental first-round pick for each of the players because both are Type B free agents. Declining arbitration does not keep the Rangers from negotiating with them.

Update: Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year, $6 million with the Washington Nationals, according to