Right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with the Texas Rangers.
The deal announced Thursday includes an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Tateyama made 53 appearances for the Rangers during the past two seasons after pitching professionally the previous 11 years in Japan. The reliever turns 37 Wednesday.
He had three...
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December 20, 2012
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.
Tateyama, who turns 37 next week, spent parts of the last two seasons with the Rangers.
Tateyama made 53 appearances with the Rangers over that span, going 3-0 with a 5.75 ERA in 61 innings of work. The sidearmer also struck out 61...
The Texas Rangers declined contract options Tuesday on two right-handers who fell out of favor this year. Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama both become free agents. Feldman received a $600,000 buyout rather than a $9.25 million deal for next year. The team turned down a $1 million salary for Tateyama, according to ESPNDallas.com. Feldman, 29, shuttled back and forth between...
The Texas Rangers have declined a $9.25 million club option for Scott Feldman and a $1.2 million option for Yoshinori Tateyama, making both right-handers free agents.
Texas also Tuesday reinstated right-hander Neftali Feliz from the 60-day disabled list and purchased the contract of right-hander Justin Miller from Triple-A Round Rock.
Feldman has spent his entire career in the...
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October 30, 2012
The Texas Rangers declined the options on right-handers Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama Tuesday, making both pitchers free agents.
If the Rangers would have picked up the option on Feldman, they would have owed him 9.25 million for the 2013 season. They opted for a 600,000 buyout.
Feldman won 39 games for the Rangers in his 204 appearances. He was the club's pitcher...
Texas right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama, who started the season on the disabled list, has been reinstated from the DL and optioned to Triple A.
Tateyama was sidelined by a lower back strain. He was sent to Round Rock on a rehab assignment and had a perfect inning in his lone outing Friday.
Tateyama split time with the Rangers and Round Rock last season.
The Rangers have placed right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama on the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Julio Borbon to Triple-A Round Rock while finalizing their opening day roster.
Tateyama, who has been bothered by a low back muscle strain, will be eligible to be activated April 14.
The two-time defending AL champions also selected the contracts of rookie left-hander...
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April 04, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers on Monday exercised the option on right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama's contract.
The Rangers will pay Tateyama 1 million for the 2012 season.
The veteran from Japan was signed by the Rangers in the offseason and started the season in Triple-A. He was recalled by the Rangers in May. Tateyama, 35, went 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 39 appearances with...
The Texas Rangers are keeping RHP Yoshinori Tateyama in the bullpen for 2012.
The team had an option on the pitcher as part of his contract from 2011.
"Yoshi stepped up in the bullpen at a time the club really needed it," commented Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels. "He's a veteran strike thrower with outstanding makeup and we're happy to have him back...
The Rangers announced that they exercised their 2012 option for Yoshinori Tateyama (Twitter link).