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Rangers ink Japanese reliever

Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:18 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2010 1:20 pm

The Rangers have announced the signing of 34-year-old Japanese free agent pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama, who will compete for a bullpen job. The Dallas Morning News reports it's a one-year, major-league deal with two option years.

The right-hander has played 12 years for the Nippon Ham Fighters, with a 35-43 record, 3.43 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He reportedly throws a screwball, which (unless I'm missing somebody) is currently extinct in the major leagues.

-- David Andriesen

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