The Rangers have declined 36-year old righty reliever Yoshinori Tateyama’s option for the 2013 season. He pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Rangers and he is 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Tateyama pitched in 53 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Rangers and he was 3-0 with 1 save, a 5.75 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. This is no loss for the Rangers as Tateyama was horrible for them last year.
UPDATE: (12/20/2012) - The Rangers have re-signed Yoshinori Tateyama to a minor league deal.