Former Twin Nathan Signs with AL's Rangers

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Former Twin Nathan Signs with AL's Rangers

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM CDT

Arlington, TX (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Texas Rangers have signed former Minnesota reliever Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million deal to help bolster their ailing bullpen.

Nathan will become the club's closing pitcher, allowing Neftali Felix to move into the Rangers' starting rotation.

The 37-year-old has 261 career saves, a 2.38 earned runs average, and a .189 opponents' batting average, the second-lowest among active relievers.

Returning last season after missing all of 2010 following Tommy John surgery, Nathan had a (2-1) record for the Twins, with 14 saves and a 4.84 earned runs average.

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