Rangers add ex-teammate of Darvish, 2 others
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
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
McCutchen, a right-hander, was in the Baltimore organization