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January 03, 2013

Rangers sign reliever Jason Frasor

The Rangers reinforced their bullpen for 2013 by signing right-hander Jason Frasor to a one-year contract. He goes on the 40-man roster, taking the spot of Eli Whiteside after the catcher was desginated for assignment.

The Rangers added Joakim Soria during the winter meetings in December, but Soria won't be ready to start the season. He might not be ready until June. The Rangers needed a veteran piece who would be ready April 2, and Frasor fit the bill.

Frasor has spent all but two month of his nine-year career with Toronto, posting a 26-31 record with a 3.77 ERA. He has a .239 career opponents batting average, and his 10 points more effective against right-handers. He also keeps the ball in the park, surrendering only 0.8 homers per nine innings over his career.

But Rangers Ballpark hasn't been too kind to Frasor, who is 0-4 with a 9.19 ERA in 15 2/3 innings in Arlington.

-- Jeff Wilson

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