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November 30, 2010

Rangers add Japanese RHP to bolster bullpen

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

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i still see zippy from Texas on even offering Lee a contract yet and nothing but pessimism from all sources. the latest from the NY Post says,
"There is no way the Rangers go for six years and $140 million," an AL executive said of what other officials believe Lee is looking for. "At that money they are out of it. That leaves the Yankees."

that better not be the case. we got a team this close to greatness, a 23million dollar pitcher is not that far fetched. not with that new TV contract.

i don't want prospects for one-year-phenom and headcase Zack Greinke. we have the freaking answer in Lee. spend the !@#$$%#$ money!!!!

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