Armando Galarraga to pitch in Taiwan with an awesomely-named team

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Armando Galarraga has offer to pitch in the Taiwanese pro league. The best part is the team name: the Brother Elephants. Some context on that name from HBT’s D.J. Short and Drew Silva:

Sorta feel like I need the cap. If anyone has an in on a fitted on, I take a 7 3/4.

Rangers sign Chris Martin to a two-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed free agent righty Chris Martin to two-year, $4 million deal.

Martin pitched for the Nippon Ham Fighters for the past two seasons, posting 1.12 ERA in 88 relief innings with excellent strikeout and walk rates. Martin pitched 40 games in the bigs, appearing with the Rockies in 2014 and the Yankees in 2015 with some pretty underwhelming results.

He’s tall — 6’8″ — and tall guys sometimes take a long time to put it all together. Maybe he finally put it all together. The Rangers obviously think he has.