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As the World Series wrapped up, and talk turned to Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson potentially leaving as a free agent, whispers of closer Neftali Feliz filling that void began to get louder. News of Joe Nathan signing a two-year contract worth $14.5 million all but assures the speculated move of Feliz to the rotation happening in 2012. What can be expected of both players this coming season?
Nathan missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of that year. He didn't immediately bounce back when returning to the bump in 2011, and struggled to get hitters out before landing on the disabled list at the end of May. Prior to his disabled list stint, he threw 15.1 innings and tallied a 7.63 ERA, 1.70 WHIP with a 5.28 BB/9 and 8.80 K/9. Brutal numbers for the former All-Star. Things went much better for him after returning to the Twins. He reduced his ERA and WHIP to 3.38 and 0.89 respectively, and fined tuned his control sporting a pris...
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The Texas Rangers again struck hot in the free agent market by signing Joe Nathan, the former Twins' closer to a two year $14.5 million contract. The move is not about Neftali Feliz's problems closing out Game Six of the World Series. If anything, Joe Nathan's post season record is even spottier than Feliz's. This is not about Feliz not having enough "steel...
MINNEAPOLIS Now that Joe Nathan has officially signed with the Texas Rangers, the search for a new closer is under way for the Minnesota Twins.
"We're going to look at the market and look at the possibility of trades any avenue, actually," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday. "But there's plenty of people out there in that market this year. It...
The Red Sox are looking for a new closer now that Jonathan Papelbon has left for Philadelphia. Apparently, the team wasn't looking too hard at Joe Nathan. The Sox had spoken to Nathan but never officially made him an offer, according to WEEI.com. That would suggest then that the team isn't all too bummed out that Nathan agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with the Texas...
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.
The Texas Rangers have reached an agreement with free agent closer Joe Nathan on a two-year contract.
Nathan's signing will allow the Rangers to move hard-throwing righty Neftali Feliz into the starting rotation. Terms of the deal were not yet known.
Nathan, a former All-Star, missed the entire 2010 campaign after having Tommy John surgery. He finished with 14 saves last season...
Neftali Feliz is moving to the rotation after Joe Nathan signs 2-year deal.
The Rangers have agreed to terms with RHP Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a club option for a third year. The move means closer Neftali Feliz will move into the rotation, something the club has already informed him about.
The Rangers have signed former All-Star closer Joe Nathan to a two-year contract with a club option and have moved Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation.
Joe Nathan, the Twins' all-time saves leader, has agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with the AL champion Texas Rangers.