Originally written September 21, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Reliever Joe Nathan would like to stay with the Rangers on a multiyear contract beyond 2014. That's why he has a clause in his contract that allows him to become a free agent after this season. Nathan triggered that clause when he pitched the ninth inning in the Rangers' 8-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday. It was the 55th game he finished this season. Under the terms of his contract the Rangers have a $9.5 million option on Nathan for 2014. But he now has the right to void that option and become a free agent because he has 55 games finished. He'd rather stay with the Rangers on a multiyear deal. His options would be a multiyear deal with the Rangers void the option and try to get a multiyear deal elsewhere or play in 2014 on the one-year $9.5 million option. "The only reason to have that incentive in play is to have a little bit of power in getting a multiyear deal" Nathan said. "Other than that I'm just glad to get to that point and have it over...
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