Rangers sign Bard, Galarraga

BY foxsports • February 3, 2014

The Texas Rangers have signed reliever Daniel Bard to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training.

The right-hander, who had three solid seasons in the Boston bullpen, had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last month and will be limited when the Rangers begin workouts in two weeks.

Texas also signed right-hander Armando Galarraga, who made his big-league debut with the Rangers, to a minor-league deal. Galarraga will open the spring in the minor-league camp.

Bard, 28, has a 3.67 ERA in 211 games in the majors. He pitched in just two games last year and then was released by Boston in the offseason.

Galarraga, 32, made his debut for the Rangers in 2007. He's 26-34 lifetime with a 4.78 ERA. He's pitched for the Rangers, Detroit, Arizona and Houston. His career highlight was his blown lost perfect game in 2010.

The Rangers also announced that minor-league second baseman Rougned Odor would be in big-league camp. Odor, 20, was the team's minor league player of the year in 2013. The second baseman hit .305 between Myrtle Beach and Frisco.

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