Rangers add ex-teammate of Darvish, 2 others

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 20, 2013
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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