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Rangers re-sign Tony Barnette, reportedly land reliever Mike Minor

Mike Minor, who went 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA last season with the Kansas City Royals, gives the Rangers another left-handed arm in the bullpen.
Mike Minor, who went 6-6 with a 2.55 ERA last season with the Kansas City Royals, gives the Rangers another left-handed arm in the bullpen. AP

As the Texas Rangers await word on if they will land Shohei Ohtani, they aren’t just sitting still.

The Rangers re-signed right-handed reliever Tony Barnette on a one-year, $1.5 million contract and reportedly have inked left-handed free-agent Mike Minor.

Barnette returns for a third season after the Rangers declined to pick up a $4 million club option. He struggled in 2017, including allowing the highest percentage of inherited runners to score in MLB.

Minor was a standout reliever for the Kansas City Royals in 2017 after returning from a rotator cuff injury. He started his career as a starter and reportedly will figure into the Rangers’ rotation.

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