LHP Eddie Guardado close to contract with Texas Rangers Print
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Tuesday, 08 January 2008 12:05
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 CINCINNATI (AP) -Left-hander Eddie Guardado is close to reaching a contract with the Texas Rangers, who could use some experience at the back of their bullpen.
The 37-year-old reliever became a free agent when the Cincinnati Reds declined to pick up his $3.5 million option for next season. Guardado is making a comeback from reconstructive elbow surgery in September 2006.
Agent Kevin Kohler said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the deal with Texas should be completed this week. The Reds and Rangers were among four teams that made solid offers, Kohler said.
The Rangers would become Guardado's fourth major league team. He pitched for Minnesota from 1993-03, developing into one of baseball's best closers. He led the AL with 45 saves in 2002, then saved 41 games a year later.
He pitched for Seattle from 2004-06, when he lost his job as closer and was traded to the Reds at midseason. He had eight saves and a 1.29 ERA for the Reds before developing a sore elbow that required reconstructive surgery.
Guardado spent most of last season completing his rehabilitation. He rejoined the team in August and made 15 appearances, getting better as he went along. Guardado didn't allow a run in his last seven games.
The Reds return David Weathers, who had a career-high 33 saves last season. They also signed Milwaukee's Francisco Cordero, the top free-agent closer on the market, to a four-year, $46 million deal in November.
 

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