ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with the Texas Rangers.
The deal announced Thursday includes an invitation to major league spring training camp.
Tateyama made 53 appearances for the Rangers during the past two seasons after pitching professionally the previous 11 years in Japan. The reliever turns 37 Wednesday.
He had three stints with the Rangers this year after going on the disabled list the first week of the season with a lower back muscle strain and allowed 17 earned runs in 17 innings. In 32 appearances at Triple-A Round Rock, he was 4-0 with six saves and a 1.13 ERA.

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 903 Chicago Cubs  99%
#2 918 Baltimore Orioles  80%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction Will Clayton Kershaw shut down the Giants tonight when the Dodgers visit AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Diamondbacks Prediction Will the Padres pull off the upset versus the Diamondbacks when the NL West rivals meet tonight at 9:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Nationals vs. Rockies Prediction Will the Rockies stay hot with another win tonight against the Nationals at 8:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Royals vs. White Sox Prediction Following their ugly loss last night in Chicago, will the Royals bounce back with a win tonight versus the White Sox at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Twins vs. Rangers Prediction Following the Twins' 3-2 win over the Rangers last night, will the under cash again in Arlington at 8:05PM ET?

MLB Team Pages