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Rangers Look To Shore-Up the Pitching Staff By Signing “El Duque”

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Many sources are confirming that the Texas Rangers have signed Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez to a minor league contract.  El Duque has been out of baseball since he pitched in 2007 for the New York Mets.

El Duque is being sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City, he will first throw in the bullpen and batting practice, and if everything is healthy after that than he will move to the bullpen.  Likely he will start in the bullpen, but look for him to make some starts before the organization considers a Major League promotion.

Hernandez is 39-44-year-old pitcher that defected from Cuba in 1998 and signed with the New York Yankees.  He has a career 90-65 record with a 4.13 ERA in his nine seasons in the Major Leagues...

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