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Two former Rangers pitchers head east

Alexi Ogando has signed with the Boston Red Sox, and Scott Baker has signed with the New York Yankees

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Two pitchers who were with the Texas Rangers last season have signed deals today that will take them to the A.L. East.

Alexi Ogando, who was non-tendered by the Rangers due to concerns over the health of his elbow, signed a one year major league deal with the Boston Red Sox for $1.5 million, plus another $1.5 million in incentives.

The Red Sox now have Ogando, Robbie Ross and Koji Uehara, and appear to be trying to re-create the 2012 Rangers' bullpen.  Let's see if they acquire Joe Nathan from the Tigers this spring...

Meanwhile, Scott Baker, who spent the 2014 season in the Rangers organization, bouncing between the majors and the minors and the rotation and the bullpen, signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.  He will also make $1.5 million from New York, albeit only if he makes the major league roster.