Rangers add bullpen help, sign Joe Beimel

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Veteran left-hander Joe Beimel has signed with the Rangers, getting a major-league contract and a spot on the 40-man roster.

Beimel pitched well for the Mariners last season, throwing 45 innings with a 2.20 ERA, but he’s pretty much a left-handed specialist and is unlikely to be trusted to face right-handed hitters in the late innings.

Still, to get a big-league deal at age 38 and on March 6 after an offseason in which tons of veteran starters and relievers had to settle for minor-league contracts is a nice score for Beimel and his agent.