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Rangers ink pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama

Updated: November 30, 2010, 7:18 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers signed free agent pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama on Tuesday to a one-year contract with two years of club options.

Tateyama, a right-hander who turns 35 the day after Christmas, will be competing for a bullpen spot.

Tateyama, a sidearm pitcher, had a career-low 1.80 ERA in 58 appearances for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the Japanese Pacific League last season with four saves and 25 holds. He held opposing batters to a .213 average with 11 walks and 59 strikeouts ...

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