Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/22/11
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. "I've been able to admire this club from the other side of the diamond," said Nathan, who signed a two-year, 14.5 million contract with the club holding an option for 2014. "I really feel like this club is such a perfect fit for myself, for my family. Obviously them getting to the postseason and getting to the World Series is definitely huge and knowing what type of club this is and the success they've had played a huge factor." Having a healthy Nathan to close will be a huge lift for the Rangers. Nathan missed all of 2010 after having Tommy John surgery and he struggled early in 2011 with Minnesota. But aft...
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