Posted December 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Rangers have agreed to minor league contracts with infielder Kensuke Tanaka (kin-SOO-kay teh-NAH-kuh) and pitchers Ryan Feierabend (FEAR-ahh-bend) and Daniel McCutchen. Tanaka, who made his major league debut at 32 with San Francisco last season, will be in major league camp along with Feierabend. Tanaka was a teammate of Texas right-hander Yu Darvish in Japan's Pacific League and spent 13 years playing in his home country before coming to the U.S. He was with Triple-A Fresno most of last season and hit .267 in 15 games with San Francisco. Feierabend was in the Texas farm system this year. The left-hander spent part of three seasons with Seattle from 2006-08. McCutchen, a right-hander, was in the Baltimore organization last season.

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Shin-Soo Choo agrees to sign with Texas Rangers

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Texas Rangers, Shin-Soo Choo Agree to Seven Year Deal

[Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports] Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a seven year, $130 million deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Shin-Soo Choo has deal with rangers. 7 years. details to come. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 21, 2013 Choo deal is for $130M with texas — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 21, 2013 There are no opt-outs or options...
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