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Scott Feldman agrees contract extension with Rangers

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Scott Feldman pitches against Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas, September 19, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Stone

DALLAS (Reuters) - Pitcher Scott Feldman signed a two-year contract extension worth $13.3 million with the Texas Rangers on Friday.

Feldman, 17-8 last season, will be the team’s opening day starter when they begin the season against Toronto on Monday.

The deal reworks the final year of Feldman’s current contract and includes a Rangers option for 2013 for $9.25 million, according to a report on Major League Baseball’s website (

Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; editing by Frank Pingue