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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.

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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