Found November 21, 2011 on
The Rangers have agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a club option for a third year. The move means closer Neftali Feliz will move into the rotation, something the club has already informed him about.
BEST OF MAXIM
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers and closer Joe Nathan seem to be the perfect fit for each other.
Texas was looking for a high-character pitcher who would allow it to shift Neftali Feliz from the bullpen to the starting rotation. Nathan, who turned 37 on Tuesday, was looking for a team he believed he could win a World Series with.
He thinks he found that with the Rangers.
The Rangers have taken steps to solidify their pitching staff by agreeing to terms with Joe Nathan and informing Neftali Feliz he'll be used as a starter in 2012.
The Rangers signed free-agent right-hander closer Joe Nathan on Monday, a move intended to help both their bullpen and rotation.
Nathan, 36, signed a two-year, $7 million deal with a club option, according to a major-league source. The Rangers quickly announced that they will move their previous closer, righty Neftali Feliz, to the rotation.
Feliz, 23, gives the Rangers a fifth...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation.
As the World Series wrapped up, and talk turned to Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson potentially leaving as a free agent, whispers of closer Neftali Feliz filling that void began to get louder. News of Joe Nathan signing a two-year contract worth $14.5 million all but assures the speculated move of Feliz to the rotation happening in 2012. What can be expected of both players...
Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation. The two-time defending AL champions announced the moves on Monday. Nathan, who turns 37 on Tuesday, missed the 2010 season following Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow and struggled to find his form with Minnesota this...
Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (AP) - Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation.The two-time defending AL champions announced the moves on Monday.Nathan, who turns 37 on Tuesday, missed ...
As a result of moving closer Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation, the Rangers signed free agent closer Joe Nathan to a two- year, $14 million deal with a club option for $9 million in 2014.
Nathan as well as general manager Jon Daniels and manager Ron Washington addressed the media.
The Texas Rangers turned heads this evening by signing reliever Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with a club option. The price per year i...
The Rangers and Joe Nathan have agreed to a 2 year, 14.5 million dollar contract, which includes a 9 million dollar option.
The rumor in play is that the Rangers will make Nathan their closer and move Neftali Feliz from the closer’s role to the rotation. The Rangers appear to be very good at this, having converted both C.J. Wilson and Alexi Ogando from relievers to starters in...
Breaking news out of Dallas, as TR Sullivan of MLB.com is reporting that the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers have signed former Twins closer Joe Nathan. Terms have not been disclosed as of yet, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting that it's a two year deal with a club option. Jon Heyman is reporting that Nathan will be getting around $7 million a year, which...
Yes, Joe Nathan is 37 years old.
Yes, pushing Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation is far from guaranteed success.
Yes, $14.5 million is a lot to give a 37-year-old closer who's had arm trouble.
But one thing can be universally recognized about the Texas Rangers' free agent signing of the veteran closer: Joe Nathan loves facing the AL West.
Thanks to our Rangers information...