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NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
In the 1990s and early 2000s, there wasn't a more feared pitcher in the game of baseball than Pedro Martinez. And he was still a hot commodity throughout the 2000s, pulling a Roger Clemens in 2009 and coming back late in the season to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies on their way to the World Series.
Now Martinez is hoping to mentor soon-to-be 24-year-old Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz, who will try to follow the same career path Martinez did back in the early 1990s when he had one dominant year of relief work before transitioning to the starting rotation, where he went on to have a Hall of Fame career.
Feliz had to have looked up to Martinez as a child in the Dominican Republic, also Pedro's home country, so the Rangers really couldn't have set up a better meeting for Feliz.
Of course, Feliz and the rest of the Rangers pitching have Nolan Ryan to bounce things off, but Nolan is a biased observer, so bringing in a third party like Martinez might carry a little more wei...
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The Texas Rangers made significant strides Tuesday in their bid to avoid salary arbitration again but three significant hurdles remain.
The Rangers are still trying to reach agreements with catcher Mike Napoli, shortstop Elvis Andrus and outfielder Nelson Cruz after reaching accords with four players.
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The Texas Rangers organization is solid top to bottom with both high-ceiling talents and depth. In looking at the Top 10 prospects we can see that the organization’s main strengths are pitching and up-the-middle offensive players.
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EXPERIENCE: 2 seasons
ACQUIRED: 2009 international free agent
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The Rangers avoided arbitration with reliever Mike Adams, by signing him to a $4.4MM deal, tweets Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest. Matt Swartz had projected the SFX client for $4.5MM.
The Rangers' arbitration agenda still includes Elvis Andrus, Nelson Cruz, Matt Harrison, and Mike Napoli.
Right-hander Mark Lowe and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a $1.7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000.
The Rangers on Tuesday also said they had agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder David Murphy worth $3.625 million, a substantial raise from the $2.4 million he made last year.
Murphy batted .275 with 11 homers and 46 RBI in 120 games with the Rangers in 2011....
With the Texas Rangers bullpen in a sort of work-in-progress state with pieces shuffling back and forth, the Rangers assured themselves of having one of the key bullpen arms back for at least the 2012 season.
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The Rangers expect that they will be able to announce sometime on Wednesday that they have signed Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. They are not expected to announce who will lose his spot in the rotation. They will probably wait until Spring Training before moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen.
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The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with pitcher Matt Harrison on a one-year contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.
He's working with Pedro Martinez in transition to starter.