McClellan signs minor deal with Rangers

McClellan signs minor deal with Rangers

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan delivers to the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

 (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle McClellan to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

McClellan, who pitched the last five seasons for St. Louis, had surgery on his right elbow and shoulder July 10. He is already throwing and expected to ready for the start of spring training. He went on the disabled list May 18 and waived by the Cardinals on Nov. 13.

The 28-year-old McClellan has a career record of 19-23 with a 3.69 ERA in 261 games from 2008-12. He wasn't on the World Series roster for the Cardinals in 2011 against Texas.

Texas announced the move Tuesday, when left-hander Ryan Feierabend and right-hander Kevin Pucetas signed minor league deals. Both will be in the minor league camp.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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