Right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama, a veteran who will turn 35 in December, has signed a one-year major-league contract with the Rangers. The club also has two options on Tateyama.
Tateyama is expected to vie for a spot in the Texas bullpen. He was solid as late reliever for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in 2010, sporting a 1.80 ERA. The sidearmer had 25 holds and four saves. Primarily a reliever throughout his career, he has compiled a 3.43 ERA (252 ER/661.2 IP) in 438 appearances.
- Anthony Andro