Texas signed two relief pitchers yesterday in a day that seems like a class reunion. They inked Bryan Corey to a minor league contract. Eddie Guardado will start the season in the bullpen, if everything works out. Both have pitched for the Rangers before.
Corey pitched for the Rangers in 2006. "Ready Eddie" seen here on card number 675 of Upper Deck's 2008 set, was a bullpen workhorse for the team in 2008. In August the Rangers dealt him to Minnesota but apparently missed him badly enough to resign him this year.
Seems like a good move to me. Eddie has experience and can mentor the younger relievers. He is also a real Energizer Bunny-type pitcher who can shoulder a big load in relief. No way to argue with those credentials.