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

last season.