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Rangers decline Scott Feldman, Yoshinori Tateyama options

Oct 30, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

Scott Feldman pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning in Game 2 of their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington Reuters

As expected the Rangers have declined their 2013 options on right-handers Scott Feldman and Yoshinori Tateyama.

Run support and luck allowed Feldman to win 17 games in 2009 despite a 4.08 ERA and that got him a contract extension, but in three seasons since then he’s been ineffective and injured with a 5.15 ERA in 297 innings. Good beard, though. Texas chose a $600,000 buyout instead of a $9.25 million option.

Tateyama had a great strikeout-to-walk ratio in 44 innings as a 35-year-old rookie after coming over from Japan last season, but spent most of this season at Triple-A and coughed up 19 runs in 17 innings with the Rangers.

  1. spytdi - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    No tears here.

  2. storebrandcookies - Oct 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    I won’t miss Feldman. Tateyama wasn’t that good but I enjoyed watching that underhand delivery of his.

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