The Braves are about to sign Takashi Saito

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Your 2010 Braves bullpen is brought to you by: the 2009 Boston Red Sox.

CBS Sports is reporting that the Braves are close to signing reliever Takashi Saito to a one year deal worth $3 million.

We’ll have more analysis on this later. In the meantime, we can say that this all but ensures that Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez are done with Atlanta.

Rangers hire Julio Rangel as new pitching coach

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The Texas Rangers have hired Julio Rangel as their new pitching coach.

Rangel has spent 12 seasons a minor league pitching instructor for the Giants and Indians.

Rangel replaces departing pitching coach Doug Brocail. Under Brocail the Rangers ranked 13th in runs allowed per game in the American League.