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Rangers sign Scheppers, eight others

Rangers sign Scheppers, eight others

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have signed pitcher Tanner Scheppers and eight other pre-arbitration-eligible players, and now have 29 of 41 players on the Major League roster under contract for 2014.

Scheppers agreed to $515,000 after making $493,600 last season, when he went 6-2 with a 1.88 ERA in 76 games and was one of the best setup men in the American League. He will not be eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season.

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Also signed were pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla, Cory Burns, Wilmer Font and Roman Mendez; infielder Luis Sardinas; and outfielders James Adduci, Engel Beltre and Michael Choice. All signed right at or just above the $500,000 league minimum.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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