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  • Rangers sign Eddie Guardado

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — "Everyday Eddie" is back with the Texas Rangers.

    Left-handed reliever Eddie Guardado agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and was invited to the team's major league spring training camp.

    He would get a $1 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and have the chance to earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses: $500,000 based on games and $2 million based on games finished.

    Guardado was 3-3 with four saves and a 3.65 ERA in 55 appearances for Texas last season before being traded Aug. 25 to Minnesota, the team for which he was a two-time All-Star.

    The 38-year-old Guardado was a key part of the Rangers bullpen last season, mainly as a setup man. He converted all four of his save chances when he took over as the closer briefly after C.J. Wilson had season-ending elbow surgery and before he was traded.
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    Guardado's 860 career appearances over 16 seasons with four teams are third-most among active left-handers in the majors. He has 187 career saves, 14th among active pitchers with Billy Wagner (385) as the only active left-hander with more.

    Guardado could earn $100,000 each for 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65 games. For games finished, he could get $200,000 for 35, $300,000 for 40, $400,000 for 45, $500,000 for 50 and $600,000 for 55.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...22436726_x.htm

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    I hope he stays healthy. I wish him the best.

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